JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.4.2

java.security.spec
Class EncodedKeySpec

java.lang.Object
  extended byjava.security.spec.EncodedKeySpec
All Implemented Interfaces:
KeySpec
Direct Known Subclasses:
PKCS8EncodedKeySpec, X509EncodedKeySpec

public abstract class EncodedKeySpec
extends Object
implements KeySpec

This class represents a public or private key in encoded format.

Since:
1.2
See Also:
Key, KeyFactory, KeySpec, X509EncodedKeySpec, PKCS8EncodedKeySpec

Constructor Summary
EncodedKeySpec(byte[] encodedKey)
          Creates a new EncodedKeySpec with the given encoded key.
 
Method Summary
 byte[] getEncoded()
          Returns the encoded key.
abstract  String getFormat()
          Returns the name of the encoding format associated with this key specification.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

EncodedKeySpec

public EncodedKeySpec(byte[] encodedKey)
Creates a new EncodedKeySpec with the given encoded key.

Parameters:
encodedKey - the encoded key.
Method Detail

getEncoded

public byte[] getEncoded()
Returns the encoded key.

Returns:
the encoded key.

getFormat

public abstract String getFormat()
Returns the name of the encoding format associated with this key specification.

If the opaque representation of a key (see Key) can be transformed (see KeyFactory) into this key specification (or a subclass of it), getFormat called on the opaque key returns the same value as the getFormat method of this key specification.

Returns:
a string representation of the encoding format.

JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.4.2

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