Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.security
Class Timestamp

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

public final class Timestamp
extends Object
implements Serializable

This class encapsulates information about a signed timestamp. It is immutable. It includes the timestamp's date and time as well as information about the Timestamping Authority (TSA) which generated and signed the timestamp.

Since:
1.5
See Also:
Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
Timestamp(Date timestamp, CertPath signerCertPath)
          Constructs a Timestamp.
 
Method Summary
 boolean equals(Object obj)
          Tests for equality between the specified object and this timestamp.
 CertPath getSignerCertPath()
          Returns the certificate path for the Timestamping Authority.
 Date getTimestamp()
          Returns the date and time when the timestamp was generated.
 int hashCode()
          Returns the hash code value for this timestamp.
 String toString()
          Returns a string describing this timestamp.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

Timestamp

public Timestamp(Date timestamp,
                 CertPath signerCertPath)
Constructs a Timestamp.

Parameters:
timestamp - is the timestamp's date and time. It must not be null.
signerCertPath - is the TSA's certificate path. It must not be null.
Throws:
NullPointerException - if timestamp or signerCertPath is null.
Method Detail

getTimestamp

public Date getTimestamp()
Returns the date and time when the timestamp was generated.

Returns:
The timestamp's date and time.

getSignerCertPath

public CertPath getSignerCertPath()
Returns the certificate path for the Timestamping Authority.

Returns:
The TSA's certificate path.

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Returns the hash code value for this timestamp. The hash code is generated using the date and time of the timestamp and the TSA's certificate path.

Overrides:
hashCode in class Object
Returns:
a hash code value for this timestamp.
See Also:
Object.equals(java.lang.Object), Hashtable

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)
Tests for equality between the specified object and this timestamp. Two timestamps are considered equal if the date and time of their timestamp's and their signer's certificate paths are equal.

Overrides:
equals in class Object
Parameters:
obj - the object to test for equality with this timestamp.
Returns:
true if the timestamp are considered equal, false otherwise.
See Also:
Object.hashCode(), Hashtable

toString

public String toString()
Returns a string describing this timestamp.

Overrides:
toString in class Object
Returns:
A string comprising the date and time of the timestamp and its signer's certificate.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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