public interface MergableAuthenticationInfo extends AuthenticationInfo
This allows an instance of this class to be an aggregation, or composition of account data from across multiple
Realms Realms, not just one realm.
This is useful in a multi-realm authentication configuration - the individual AuthenticationInfo objects obtained from each realm can be
mergedinto a single instance. This instance can then be returned at the end of the authentication process, giving the impression of a single underlying realm/data source.
void merge(AuthenticationInfo info)Merges the given
AuthenticationInfointo this instance. The specific way that the merge occurs is up to the implementation, but typically it involves combining the principals and credentials together in this instance. The
infoargument should not be modified in any way.
info- the info that should be merged into this instance.