Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.security.cert
Class PKIXCertPathValidatorResult

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.security.cert.PKIXCertPathValidatorResult
All Implemented Interfaces:
Cloneable, CertPathValidatorResult
Direct Known Subclasses:
PKIXCertPathBuilderResult

public class PKIXCertPathValidatorResult
extends Object
implements CertPathValidatorResult

This class represents the successful result of the PKIX certification path validation algorithm.

Instances of PKIXCertPathValidatorResult are returned by the validate method of CertPathValidator objects implementing the PKIX algorithm.

All PKIXCertPathValidatorResult objects contain the valid policy tree and subject public key resulting from the validation algorithm, as well as a TrustAnchor describing the certification authority (CA) that served as a trust anchor for the certification path.

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:
CertPathValidatorResult

Constructor Summary
PKIXCertPathValidatorResult(TrustAnchor trustAnchor, PolicyNode policyTree, PublicKey subjectPublicKey)
          Creates an instance of PKIXCertPathValidatorResult containing the specified parameters.
 
Method Summary
 Object clone()
          Returns a copy of this object.
 PolicyNode getPolicyTree()
          Returns the root node of the valid policy tree resulting from the PKIX certification path validation algorithm.
 PublicKey getPublicKey()
          Returns the public key of the subject (target) of the certification path, including any inherited public key parameters if applicable.
 TrustAnchor getTrustAnchor()
          Returns the TrustAnchor describing the CA that served as a trust anchor for the certification path.
 String toString()
          Return a printable representation of this PKIXCertPathValidatorResult.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

PKIXCertPathValidatorResult

public PKIXCertPathValidatorResult(TrustAnchor trustAnchor,
                                   PolicyNode policyTree,
                                   PublicKey subjectPublicKey)
Creates an instance of PKIXCertPathValidatorResult containing the specified parameters.

Parameters:
trustAnchor - a TrustAnchor describing the CA that served as a trust anchor for the certification path
policyTree - the immutable valid policy tree, or null if there are no valid policies
subjectPublicKey - the public key of the subject
Throws:
NullPointerException - if the subjectPublicKey or trustAnchor parameters are null
Method Detail

getTrustAnchor

public TrustAnchor getTrustAnchor()
Returns the TrustAnchor describing the CA that served as a trust anchor for the certification path.

Returns:
the TrustAnchor (never null)

getPolicyTree

public PolicyNode getPolicyTree()
Returns the root node of the valid policy tree resulting from the PKIX certification path validation algorithm. The PolicyNode object that is returned and any objects that it returns through public methods are immutable.

Most applications will not need to examine the valid policy tree. They can achieve their policy processing goals by setting the policy-related parameters in PKIXParameters. However, more sophisticated applications, especially those that process policy qualifiers, may need to traverse the valid policy tree using the PolicyNode.getParent and PolicyNode.getChildren methods.

Returns:
the root node of the valid policy tree, or null if there are no valid policies

getPublicKey

public PublicKey getPublicKey()
Returns the public key of the subject (target) of the certification path, including any inherited public key parameters if applicable.

Returns:
the public key of the subject (never null)

clone

public Object clone()
Returns a copy of this object.

Specified by:
clone in interface CertPathValidatorResult
Overrides:
clone in class Object
Returns:
the copy
See Also:
Cloneable

toString

public String toString()
Return a printable representation of this PKIXCertPathValidatorResult.

Overrides:
toString in class Object
Returns:
a String describing the contents of this PKIXCertPathValidatorResult

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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