Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.security.cert
Class CertPathValidatorException

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.lang.Throwable
      extended by java.lang.Exception
          extended by java.security.GeneralSecurityException
              extended by java.security.cert.CertPathValidatorException
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class CertPathValidatorException
extends GeneralSecurityException

An exception indicating one of a variety of problems encountered when validating a certification path.

A CertPathValidatorException provides support for wrapping exceptions. The getCause method returns the throwable, if any, that caused this exception to be thrown.

A CertPathValidatorException may also include the certification path that was being validated when the exception was thrown and the index of the certificate in the certification path that caused the exception to be thrown. Use the getCertPath and getIndex methods to retrieve this information.

Concurrent Access

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.

Since:
1.4
See Also:
CertPathValidator, Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
CertPathValidatorException()
          Creates a CertPathValidatorException with no detail message.
CertPathValidatorException(String msg)
          Creates a CertPathValidatorException with the given detail message.
CertPathValidatorException(String msg, Throwable cause)
          Creates a CertPathValidatorException with the specified detail message and cause.
CertPathValidatorException(String msg, Throwable cause, CertPath certPath, int index)
          Creates a CertPathValidatorException with the specified detail message, cause, certification path, and index.
CertPathValidatorException(Throwable cause)
          Creates a CertPathValidatorException that wraps the specified throwable.
 
Method Summary
 CertPath getCertPath()
          Returns the certification path that was being validated when the exception was thrown.
 int getIndex()
          Returns the index of the certificate in the certification path that caused the exception to be thrown.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Throwable
fillInStackTrace, getCause, getLocalizedMessage, getMessage, getStackTrace, initCause, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, printStackTrace, setStackTrace, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

CertPathValidatorException

public CertPathValidatorException()
Creates a CertPathValidatorException with no detail message.


CertPathValidatorException

public CertPathValidatorException(String msg)
Creates a CertPathValidatorException with the given detail message. A detail message is a String that describes this particular exception.

Parameters:
msg - the detail message

CertPathValidatorException

public CertPathValidatorException(Throwable cause)
Creates a CertPathValidatorException that wraps the specified throwable. This allows any exception to be converted into a CertPathValidatorException, while retaining information about the wrapped exception, which may be useful for debugging. The detail message is set to (cause==null ? null : cause.toString() ) (which typically contains the class and detail message of cause).

Parameters:
cause - the cause (which is saved for later retrieval by the getCause() method). (A null value is permitted, and indicates that the cause is nonexistent or unknown.)

CertPathValidatorException

public CertPathValidatorException(String msg,
                                  Throwable cause)
Creates a CertPathValidatorException with the specified detail message and cause.

Parameters:
msg - the detail message
cause - the cause (which is saved for later retrieval by the getCause() method). (A null value is permitted, and indicates that the cause is nonexistent or unknown.)

CertPathValidatorException

public CertPathValidatorException(String msg,
                                  Throwable cause,
                                  CertPath certPath,
                                  int index)
Creates a CertPathValidatorException with the specified detail message, cause, certification path, and index.

Parameters:
msg - the detail message (or null if none)
cause - the cause (or null if none)
certPath - the certification path that was in the process of being validated when the error was encountered
index - the index of the certificate in the certification path that caused the error (or -1 if not applicable). Note that the list of certificates in a CertPath is zero based.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if the index is out of range (index < -1 || (certPath != null && index >= certPath.getCertificates().size())
IllegalArgumentException - if certPath is null and index is not -1
Method Detail

getCertPath

public CertPath getCertPath()
Returns the certification path that was being validated when the exception was thrown.

Returns:
the CertPath that was being validated when the exception was thrown (or null if not specified)

getIndex

public int getIndex()
Returns the index of the certificate in the certification path that caused the exception to be thrown. Note that the list of certificates in a CertPath is zero based. If no index has been set, -1 is returned.

Returns:
the index that has been set, or -1 if none has been set

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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