SecurityManager checkMulticast() Method

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Description

The java.lang.SecurityManager.checkMulticast(InetAddress maddr) method throws a SecurityException if the calling thread is not allowed to use (join/leave/send/receive) IP multicast. This method calls checkPermission with the java.net.SocketPermission(maddr.getHostAddress(), "accept,connect") permission. If you override this method, then you should make a call to super.checkMulticast at the point the overridden method would normally throw an exception.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.SecurityManager.checkMulticast() method

public void checkMulticast(InetAddress maddr)

Parameters

  • maddr -- Internet group address to be used.

Return Value

This method does not return a value.

Exception

  • SecurityException -- if the caller does not have permission to access members.

  • NullPointerException -- if the address argument is null.

Example

Our examples require that the permissions for each command is blocked. A new policy file was set that allows only the creating and setting of our Security Manager. The file is in C:/java.policy and contains the following text:

grant {
  permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "setSecurityManager";
  permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "createSecurityManager";
  permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "usePolicy";
};

The following example shows the usage of lang.SecurityManager.checkMulticast() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.net.InetAddress;

public class SecurityManagerDemo extends SecurityManager {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      InetAddress add = null;
      try {
         add = InetAddress.getLocalHost();
      } catch (Exception ex) {
         ex.printStackTrace();
      }

      // set the policy file as the system securuty policy
      System.setProperty("java.security.policy", "file:/C:/java.policy");

      // create a security manager
      SecurityManagerDemo sm = new SecurityManagerDemo();

      // set the system security manager
      System.setSecurityManager(sm);

      // perform the check
      sm.checkMulticast(add);

      // print a message if we passed the check
      System.out.println("Allowed!");
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

Exception in thread "main" java.security.AccessControlException: access denied (java.net.SocketPermission 192.168.1.6 connect,accept,resolve)



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