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Java SecurityManager checkPropertiesAccess() method with example

SecurityManager Class checkPropertiesAccess() method: Here, we are going to learn about the checkPropertiesAccess() method of SecurityManager Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on December 17, 2019

SecurityManager Class checkPropertiesAccess() method

  • checkPropertiesAccess() method is available in java.lang package.
  • checkPropertiesAccess() method invokes checkPermission with the PropertyPermission("*", "read, write") permission to give access to properties.
  • checkPropertiesAccess() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object only and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • checkPropertiesAccess() method may throw an exception at the time of accessing properties.
    SecurityException – This exception may throw when the calling thread does not have the right to access or update system properties.


    public void checkPropertiesAccess();


  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of this method is void, it returns nothing.


// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of void checkPropertiesAccess ()
// method of SecurityManager 

public class CheckPropertiesAccess extends SecurityManager {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // By using setProperty() method is to set the policy property 
        // with security manager
        System.setProperty("", "file:/C:/java.policy");

        // Instantiating a CheckPropertiesAccess object
        CheckPropertiesAccess cpa = new CheckPropertiesAccess();

        // By using setSecurityManager() method is to set the
        // security manager

        // By using checkPropertiesAccess() method is to check
        // accessing of system properties

        // Display the message
        System.out.println("Not Restricted..");


Exception in thread "main" access denied ("java.util.PropertyPermission" "*" "read,write")
	at java.base/
	at java.base/
	at java.base/java.lang.SecurityManager.checkPermission(
	at java.base/java.lang.SecurityManager.checkPropertiesAccess(
	at CheckPropertiesAccess.main(


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