Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.security.cert
Interface CertSelector

All Superinterfaces:
Cloneable
All Known Implementing Classes:
X509CertSelector

public interface CertSelector
extends Cloneable

A selector that defines a set of criteria for selecting Certificates. Classes that implement this interface are often used to specify which Certificates should be retrieved from a CertStore.

Concurrent Access

Unless otherwise specified, the methods defined in this interface 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:
Certificate, CertStore, CertStore.getCertificates(java.security.cert.CertSelector)

Method Summary
 Object clone()
          Makes a copy of this CertSelector.
 boolean match(Certificate cert)
          Decides whether a Certificate should be selected.
 

Method Detail

match

boolean match(Certificate cert)
Decides whether a Certificate should be selected.

Parameters:
cert - the Certificate to be checked
Returns:
true if the Certificate should be selected, false otherwise

clone

Object clone()
Makes a copy of this CertSelector. Changes to the copy will not affect the original and vice versa.

Returns:
a copy of this CertSelector

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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