- Direct Known Subclasses:
public abstract class ChannelCredentials extends java.lang.ObjectRepresents a security configuration to be used for channels. There is no generic mechanism for processing arbitrary
ChannelCredentials; the consumer of the credential (the channel) must support each implementation explicitly and separately. Consumers are not required to support all types or even all possible configurations for types that are partially supported, but they must at least fully support
ChannelCredentialprovides client identity and authenticates the server. This is different from
CallCredentials, which only provides client identity. They can also influence types of encryption used and similar security configuration.
The concrete credential type should not be relevant to most users of the API and may be an implementation decision. Users should generally use the
ChannelCredentialstype for variables instead of the concrete type. Freshly-constructed credentials should be returned as
ChannelCredentialsinstead of a concrete type to encourage this pattern. Concrete types would only be used after
instanceofchecks (which must consider
Constructors Constructor Description
All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods Modifier and Type Method Description
withoutBearerTokens()Returns the ChannelCredentials stripped of its CallCredentials.
public abstract ChannelCredentials withoutBearerTokens()Returns the ChannelCredentials stripped of its CallCredentials. In the future, this may strip only some of the CallCredentials, preserving call credentials that are safe from replay attacks (e.g., if the token is bound to the channel's certificate).