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Java example source code file (CredentialsProvider.java)

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package org.apache.http.client;

import org.apache.http.auth.AuthScope;
import org.apache.http.auth.Credentials;

 * Abstract credentials provider that maintains a collection of user 
 * credentials.
 * <p>
 * Implementations of this interface must be thread-safe. Access to shared
 * data must be synchronized as methods of this interface may be executed 
 * from multiple threads.
 * @since 4.0
public interface CredentialsProvider {

     * Sets the {@link Credentials credentials} for the given authentication 
     * scope. Any previous credentials for the given scope will be overwritten.
     * @param authscope the {@link AuthScope authentication scope}
     * @param credentials the authentication {@link Credentials credentials} 
     * for the given scope.
     * @see #getCredentials(AuthScope)
    void setCredentials(AuthScope authscope, Credentials credentials);

     * Get the {@link Credentials credentials} for the given authentication scope.
     * @param authscope the {@link AuthScope authentication scope}
     * @return the credentials 
     * @see #setCredentials(AuthScope, Credentials)
    Credentials getCredentials(AuthScope authscope);

     * Clears all credentials.
    void clear();

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