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IUserIdentity

Package system.base
Inheritance interface IUserIdentity
Subclasses CBaseUserIdentity, CUserIdentity
Since 1.0
Version $Id: interfaces.php 1290 2009-08-06 16:13:11Z qiang.xue $
IUserIdentity interface is implemented by a user identity class.

An identity represents a way to authenticate a user and retrieve information needed to uniquely identity the user. It is normally used with the user application component.

Public Methods

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MethodDescriptionDefined By
authenticate() Authenticates the user. IUserIdentity
getId() Returns a value that uniquely represents the identity. IUserIdentity
getIsAuthenticated() Returns a value indicating whether the identity is authenticated. IUserIdentity
getName() Returns the display name for the identity (e.g. username). IUserIdentity
getPersistentStates() Returns the additional identity information that needs to be persistent during the user session. IUserIdentity

Method Details

authenticate() method
abstract public boolean authenticate()
{return} boolean whether authentication succeeds.

Authenticates the user. The information needed to authenticate the user are usually provided in the constructor.

getId() method
abstract public mixed getId()
{return} mixed a value that uniquely represents the identity (e.g. primary key value).

Returns a value that uniquely represents the identity.

getIsAuthenticated() method
abstract public boolean getIsAuthenticated()
{return} boolean whether the identity is valid.

Returns a value indicating whether the identity is authenticated.

getName() method
abstract public string getName()
{return} string the display name for the identity.

Returns the display name for the identity (e.g. username).

getPersistentStates() method
abstract public array getPersistentStates()
{return} array additional identity information that needs to be persistent during the user session (excluding id).

Returns the additional identity information that needs to be persistent during the user session.

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