Key - JRE Emulation | JRE Emulation
public interface

Key

implements Serializable
java.security.Key
Known Indirect Subclasses

Class Overview

Key is the common interface for all keys.

Summary

Constants
long serialVersionUID The serialVersionUID to be compatible with JDK1.1.
Public Methods
abstract String getAlgorithm()
Returns the name of the algorithm of this key.
abstract byte[] getEncoded()
Returns the encoded form of this key, or null if encoding is not supported by this key.
abstract String getFormat()
Returns the name of the format used to encode this key, or null if it can not be encoded.

Constants

public static final long serialVersionUID

The serialVersionUID to be compatible with JDK1.1.

Constant Value: 6603384152749567654 (0x5ba3eee69414eea6)

Public Methods

public abstract String getAlgorithm ()

Returns the name of the algorithm of this key. If the algorithm is unknown, null is returned.

Returns
  • the name of the algorithm of this key or null if the algorithm is unknown.

public abstract byte[] getEncoded ()

Returns the encoded form of this key, or null if encoding is not supported by this key.

Returns
  • the encoded form of this key, or null if encoding is not supported by this key.

public abstract String getFormat ()

Returns the name of the format used to encode this key, or null if it can not be encoded.

Returns
  • the name of the format used to encode this key, or null if it can not be encoded.