Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.security.cert
Class CertPathBuilderSpi

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.security.cert.CertPathBuilderSpi

public abstract class CertPathBuilderSpi
extends Object

The Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the CertPathBuilder class. All CertPathBuilder implementations must include a class (the SPI class) that extends this class (CertPathBuilderSpi) and implements all of its methods. In general, instances of this class should only be accessed through the CertPathBuilder class. For details, see the Java Cryptography Architecture.

Concurrent Access

Instances of this class need not be protected against concurrent access from multiple threads. Threads that need to access a single CertPathBuilderSpi instance concurrently should synchronize amongst themselves and provide the necessary locking before calling the wrapping CertPathBuilder object.

However, implementations of CertPathBuilderSpi may still encounter concurrency issues, since multiple threads each manipulating a different CertPathBuilderSpi instance need not synchronize.

Since:
1.4

Constructor Summary
CertPathBuilderSpi()
          The default constructor.
 
Method Summary
abstract  CertPathBuilderResult engineBuild(CertPathParameters params)
          Attempts to build a certification path using the specified algorithm parameter set.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

CertPathBuilderSpi

public CertPathBuilderSpi()
The default constructor.

Method Detail

engineBuild

public abstract CertPathBuilderResult engineBuild(CertPathParameters params)
                                           throws CertPathBuilderException,
                                                  InvalidAlgorithmParameterException
Attempts to build a certification path using the specified algorithm parameter set.

Parameters:
params - the algorithm parameters
Returns:
the result of the build algorithm
Throws:
CertPathBuilderException - if the builder is unable to construct a certification path that satisfies the specified parameters
InvalidAlgorithmParameterException - if the specified parameters are inappropriate for this CertPathBuilder

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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