An abstract class that performs one or more checks on an X509Certificate.
A concrete implementation of the PKIXCertPathChecker class can be created to extend the PKIX certification path validation algorithm. For example, an implementation may check for and process a critical private extension of each certificate in a certification path.
Instances of PKIXCertPathChecker are passed as parameters using the setCertPathCheckers or addCertPathChecker methods of the PKIXParameters and PKIXBuilderParameters class. Each of the PKIXCertPathCheckers check methods will be called, in turn, for each certificate processed by a PKIX CertPathValidator or CertPathBuilder implementation.
A PKIXCertPathChecker may be called multiple times on successive certificates in a certification path. Concrete subclasses are expected to maintain any internal state that may be necessary to check successive certificates. The init method is used to initialize the internal state of the checker so that the certificates of a new certification path may be checked. A stateful implementation must override the clone method if necessary in order to allow a PKIX CertPathBuilder to efficiently backtrack and try other paths. In these situations, the CertPathBuilder is able to restore prior path validation states by restoring the cloned PKIXCertPathCheckers.
The order in which the certificates are presented to the PKIXCertPathChecker may be either in the forward direction (from target to most-trusted CA) or in the reverse direction (from most-trusted CA to target). A PKIXCertPathChecker implementation must support reverse checking (the ability to perform its checks when it is presented with certificates in the reverse direction) and may support forward checking (the ability to perform its checks when it is presented with certificates in the forward direction). The isForwardCheckingSupported method indicates whether forward checking is supported.
Additional input parameters required for executing the check may be specified through constructors of concrete implementations of this class.
Unless otherwise specified, the methods defined in this class are not thread-safe. Multiple threads that need to access a single object concurrently should synchronize amongst themselves and provide the necessary locking. Multiple threads each manipulating separate objects need not synchronize.
Performs the check(s) on the specified certificate using its internal state and removes any critical extensions that it processes from the specified collection of OID strings that represent the unresolved critical extensions.
Returns a clone of this object.
|abstract Set < String||
Returns an immutable Set of X.509 certificate extensions that this PKIXCertPathChecker supports (i.e.
Initializes the internal state of this PKIXCertPathChecker.
Indicates if forward checking is supported.
|Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object|
|equals , finalize , getClass , hashCode , notify , notifyAll , toString , wait , wait , wait|
public abstract void init(boolean forward) throws CertPathValidatorException
The forward flag specifies the order that certificates will be passed to the check method (forward or reverse). A PKIXCertPathChecker must support reverse checking and may support forward checking.
public abstract boolean isForwardCheckingSupported()
public abstract Set< String> getSupportedExtensions()
Each element of the set is a String representing the Object Identifier (OID) of the X.509 extension that is supported. The OID is represented by a set of nonnegative integers separated by periods.
All X.509 certificate extensions that a PKIXCertPathChecker might possibly be able to process should be included in the set.
public abstract void check(Certificate cert, Collection< String
unresolvedCritExts) throws CertPathValidatorException> unresolvedCritExts) throws CertPathValidatorException
public Object clone()