Classes related to the establishment of a security context for the duration of a request (such as an HTTP or RMI invocation).

A security context is usually associated with the current execution thread for the duration of the request, making the authentication information it contains available throughout all the layers of an application.

The SecurityContext can be accessed at any point by calling the SecurityContextHolder.


SecurityContext Interface defining the minimum security information associated with the current thread of execution. 
SecurityContextHolderStrategy A strategy for storing security context information against a thread. 


SecurityContextHolder Associates a given SecurityContext with the current execution thread. 
SecurityContextImpl Base implementation of SecurityContext