[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] [9] RFR: JDK-6197099 : PrinterJob.getUserName() throws a security exception when user.name permission is not given

Philip Race philip.race at oracle.com
Wed Apr 13 14:35:28 UTC 2016

This needs a test. You can provide one by following other similar examples.
Also it needs a CCC to document the exception.
Finally, I am a bit surprised at the exact exception.
Where precisely does this originate (stack trace, please) ?
Probably we should throw SecurityException instead, even
if it is not the exact behaviour today.
Just make sure that our own code is ready for such a change.


On 4/12/16, 10:23 PM, prasanta sadhukhan wrote:
> Resending with bugid in the subject line.
> On 4/6/2016 5:06 PM, prasanta sadhukhan wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Please review a document fix for jdk9
>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-6197099
>> webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psadhukhan/6197099/webrev.00/
>> PrinterJob.getUserName() is supposed to return the current user name 
>> of the system. This method does not document any exception.
>> But when SecurityManager is installed, this method throws a security 
>> exception when PropertyPermission - user.name is not given in the 
>> policy file.
>> But this is not documented anywhere and hence the user will not know 
>> until he gets the exception.
>> Documented the long-standing existing exception.
>> will raise a ccc after the technical review.
>> Regards
>> Prasanta

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