Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.security
Interface PrivateKey

All Superinterfaces:
Key, Serializable
All Known Subinterfaces:
DHPrivateKey, DSAPrivateKey, ECPrivateKey, RSAMultiPrimePrivateCrtKey, RSAPrivateCrtKey, RSAPrivateKey

public interface PrivateKey
extends Key

A private key. This interface contains no methods or constants. It merely serves to group (and provide type safety for) all private key interfaces. Note: The specialized private key interfaces extend this interface. See, for example, the DSAPrivateKey interface in java.security.interfaces.

See Also:
Key, PublicKey, Certificate, Signature.initVerify(java.security.PublicKey), DSAPrivateKey, RSAPrivateKey, RSAPrivateCrtKey

Field Summary
static long serialVersionUID
          The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization compatibility with a previous version of the class.
 
Method Summary
 
Methods inherited from interface java.security.Key
getAlgorithm, getEncoded, getFormat
 

Field Detail

serialVersionUID

static final long serialVersionUID
The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization compatibility with a previous version of the class.

See Also:
Constant Field Values

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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