An interface to an object capable of generating DSA key pairs.
The initialize methods may each be called any number
of times. If no initialize method is called on a
DSAKeyPairGenerator, the default is to generate 1024-bit keys, using
precomputed p, q and g parameters and an instance of SecureRandom as
the random bit source.
Users wishing to indicate DSA-specific parameters, and to generate a key
pair suitable for use with the DSA algorithm typically
Get a key pair generator for the DSA algorithm by calling the
KeyPairGenerator getInstance method with "DSA"
as its argument.
Initialize the generator by casting the result to a DSAKeyPairGenerator
and calling one of the
initialize methods from this DSAKeyPairGenerator interface.
Generate a key pair by calling the generateKeyPair
method from the KeyPairGenerator class.
Note: it is not always necessary to do do algorithm-specific
initialization for a DSA key pair generator. That is, it is not always
necessary to call an initialize method in this interface.
Algorithm-independent initialization using the initialize method
in the KeyPairGenerator
interface is all that is needed when you accept defaults for algorithm-specific
Initializes the key pair generator for a given modulus length,
If genParams is true, this method will generate new
p, q and g parameters. If it is false, the method will use precomputed
parameters for the modulus length requested. If there are no
precomputed parameters for that modulus length, an exception will be
thrown. It is guaranteed that there will always be
default parameters for modulus lengths of 512 and 1024 bits.
modlen - the modulus length, in bits. Valid values are any
multiple of 8 between 512 and 1024, inclusive.
random - the random bit source to use to generate
genParams - whether or not to generate new parameters for
the modulus length requested.
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