Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.security
Class KeyPair

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.security.KeyPair
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public final class KeyPair
extends Object
implements Serializable

This class is a simple holder for a key pair (a public key and a private key). It does not enforce any security, and, when initialized, should be treated like a PrivateKey.

See Also:
PublicKey, PrivateKey, Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
KeyPair(PublicKey publicKey, PrivateKey privateKey)
          Constructs a key pair from the given public key and private key.
 
Method Summary
 PrivateKey getPrivate()
          Returns a reference to the private key component of this key pair.
 PublicKey getPublic()
          Returns a reference to the public key component of this key pair.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

KeyPair

public KeyPair(PublicKey publicKey,
               PrivateKey privateKey)
Constructs a key pair from the given public key and private key.

Note that this constructor only stores references to the public and private key components in the generated key pair. This is safe, because Key objects are immutable.

Parameters:
publicKey - the public key.
privateKey - the private key.
Method Detail

getPublic

public PublicKey getPublic()
Returns a reference to the public key component of this key pair.

Returns:
a reference to the public key.

getPrivate

public PrivateKey getPrivate()
Returns a reference to the private key component of this key pair.

Returns:
a reference to the private key.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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