Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

Uses of Package
java.security

Packages that use java.security
java.awt Contains all of the classes for creating user interfaces and for painting graphics and images. 
java.io Provides for system input and output through data streams, serialization and the file system. 
java.lang Provides classes that are fundamental to the design of the Java programming language. 
java.lang.instrument Provides services that allow Java programming language agents to instrument programs running on the JVM. 
java.lang.management Provides the management interface for monitoring and management of the Java virtual machine as well as the operating system on which the Java virtual machine is running. 
java.lang.reflect Provides classes and interfaces for obtaining reflective information about classes and objects. 
java.net Provides the classes for implementing networking applications. 
java.security Provides the classes and interfaces for the security framework. 
java.security.acl The classes and interfaces in this package have been superseded by classes in the java.security package. 
java.security.cert Provides classes and interfaces for parsing and managing certificates, certificate revocation lists (CRLs), and certification paths. 
java.security.interfaces Provides interfaces for generating RSA (Rivest, Shamir and Adleman AsymmetricCipher algorithm) keys as defined in the RSA Laboratory Technical Note PKCS#1, and DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm) keys as defined in NIST's FIPS-186. 
java.security.spec Provides classes and interfaces for key specifications and algorithm parameter specifications. 
java.sql Provides the API for accessing and processing data stored in a data source (usually a relational database) using the JavaTM programming language. 
java.util Contains the collections framework, legacy collection classes, event model, date and time facilities, internationalization, and miscellaneous utility classes (a string tokenizer, a random-number generator, and a bit array). 
java.util.concurrent Utility classes commonly useful in concurrent programming. 
java.util.jar Provides classes for reading and writing the JAR (Java ARchive) file format, which is based on the standard ZIP file format with an optional manifest file. 
java.util.logging Provides the classes and interfaces of the JavaTM 2 platform's core logging facilities. 
javax.crypto Provides the classes and interfaces for cryptographic operations. 
javax.crypto.interfaces Provides interfaces for Diffie-Hellman keys as defined in RSA Laboratories' PKCS #3. 
javax.crypto.spec Provides classes and interfaces for key specifications and algorithm parameter specifications. 
javax.management Provides the core classes for the Java Management Extensions. 
javax.management.loading Provides the classes which implement advanced dynamic loading. 
javax.management.remote Interfaces for remote access to JMX MBean servers. 
javax.net.ssl Provides classes for the secure socket package. 
javax.security.auth This package provides a framework for authentication and authorization. 
javax.security.auth.kerberos This package contains utility classes related to the Kerberos network authentication protocol. 
javax.security.auth.login This package provides a pluggable authentication framework. 
javax.security.auth.x500 This package contains the classes that should be used to store X500 Principal and X500 Private Crendentials in a Subject
javax.sound.sampled Provides interfaces and classes for capture, processing, and playback of sampled audio data. 
javax.xml.crypto Common classes for XML cryptography. 
javax.xml.crypto.dsig Classes for generating and validating XML digital signatures. 
javax.xml.crypto.dsig.dom DOM-specific classes for the javax.xml.crypto.dsig package. 
javax.xml.crypto.dsig.keyinfo Classes for parsing and processing KeyInfo elements and structures. 
javax.xml.ws This package contains the core JAX-WS APIs. 
org.ietf.jgss This package presents a framework that allows application developers to make use of security services like authentication, data integrity and data confidentiality from a variety of underlying security mechanisms like Kerberos, using a unified API. 
 

Classes in java.security used by java.awt
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.io
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
PermissionCollection
          Abstract class representing a collection of Permission objects.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.lang
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
ProtectionDomain
           This ProtectionDomain class encapsulates the characteristics of a domain, which encloses a set of classes whose instances are granted a set of permissions when being executed on behalf of a given set of Principals.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.lang.instrument
ProtectionDomain
           This ProtectionDomain class encapsulates the characteristics of a domain, which encloses a set of classes whose instances are granted a set of permissions when being executed on behalf of a given set of Principals.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.lang.management
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.lang.reflect
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.net
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
CodeSource
          This class extends the concept of a codebase to encapsulate not only the location (URL) but also the certificate chains that were used to verify signed code originating from that location.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
PermissionCollection
          Abstract class representing a collection of Permission objects.
Principal
          This interface represents the abstract notion of a principal, which can be used to represent any entity, such as an individual, a corporation, and a login id.
SecureClassLoader
          This class extends ClassLoader with additional support for defining classes with an associated code source and permissions which are retrieved by the system policy by default.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.security
AccessControlContext
          An AccessControlContext is used to make system resource access decisions based on the context it encapsulates.
AccessControlException
           This exception is thrown by the AccessController to indicate that a requested access (to a critical system resource such as the file system or the network) is denied.
AlgorithmParameterGenerator
          The AlgorithmParameterGenerator class is used to generate a set of parameters to be used with a certain algorithm.
AlgorithmParameterGeneratorSpi
          This class defines the Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the AlgorithmParameterGenerator class, which is used to generate a set of parameters to be used with a certain algorithm.
AlgorithmParameters
          This class is used as an opaque representation of cryptographic parameters.
AlgorithmParametersSpi
          This class defines the Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the AlgorithmParameters class, which is used to manage algorithm parameters.
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Certificate
          Deprecated. A new certificate handling package is created in the Java platform. This Certificate interface is entirely deprecated and is here to allow for a smooth transition to the new package.
CodeSigner
          This class encapsulates information about a code signer.
CodeSource
          This class extends the concept of a codebase to encapsulate not only the location (URL) but also the certificate chains that were used to verify signed code originating from that location.
DigestException
          This is the generic Message Digest exception.
DomainCombiner
          A DomainCombiner provides a means to dynamically update the ProtectionDomains associated with the current AccessControlContext.
GeneralSecurityException
          The GeneralSecurityException class is a generic security exception class that provides type safety for all the security-related exception classes that extend from it.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Identity
          Deprecated. This class is no longer used. Its functionality has been replaced by java.security.KeyStore, the java.security.cert package, and java.security.Principal.
IdentityScope
          Deprecated. This class is no longer used. Its functionality has been replaced by java.security.KeyStore, the java.security.cert package, and java.security.Principal.
InvalidAlgorithmParameterException
          This is the exception for invalid or inappropriate algorithm parameters.
InvalidKeyException
          This is the exception for invalid Keys (invalid encoding, wrong length, uninitialized, etc).
InvalidParameterException
          This exception, designed for use by the JCA/JCE engine classes, is thrown when an invalid parameter is passed to a method.
Key
          The Key interface is the top-level interface for all keys.
KeyException
          This is the basic key exception.
KeyFactory
          Key factories are used to convert keys (opaque cryptographic keys of type Key) into key specifications (transparent representations of the underlying key material), and vice versa.
KeyFactorySpi
          This class defines the Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the KeyFactory class.
KeyManagementException
          This is the general key management exception for all operations dealing with key management.
KeyPair
          This class is a simple holder for a key pair (a public key and a private key).
KeyPairGenerator
          The KeyPairGenerator class is used to generate pairs of public and private keys.
KeyPairGeneratorSpi
           This class defines the Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the KeyPairGenerator class, which is used to generate pairs of public and private keys.
KeyRep.Type
          Key type.
KeyStore
          This class represents a storage facility for cryptographic keys and certificates.
KeyStore.Builder
          A description of a to-be-instantiated KeyStore object.
KeyStore.Entry
          A marker interface for KeyStore entry types.
KeyStore.LoadStoreParameter
          A marker interface for KeyStore load and store parameters.
KeyStore.ProtectionParameter
          A marker interface for keystore protection parameters.
KeyStoreException
          This is the generic KeyStore exception.
KeyStoreSpi
          This class defines the Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the KeyStore class.
MessageDigest
          This MessageDigest class provides applications the functionality of a message digest algorithm, such as MD5 or SHA.
MessageDigestSpi
          This class defines the Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the MessageDigest class, which provides the functionality of a message digest algorithm, such as MD5 or SHA.
NoSuchAlgorithmException
          This exception is thrown when a particular cryptographic algorithm is requested but is not available in the environment.
NoSuchProviderException
          This exception is thrown when a particular security provider is requested but is not available in the environment.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
PermissionCollection
          Abstract class representing a collection of Permission objects.
Policy
          A Policy object is responsible for determining whether code executing in the Java runtime environment has permission to perform a security-sensitive operation.
Policy.Parameters
          This represents a marker interface for Policy parameters.
Principal
          This interface represents the abstract notion of a principal, which can be used to represent any entity, such as an individual, a corporation, and a login id.
PrivateKey
          A private key.
PrivilegedAction
          A computation to be performed with privileges enabled.
PrivilegedActionException
          This exception is thrown by doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction) and doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction, AccessControlContext context) to indicate that the action being performed threw a checked exception.
PrivilegedExceptionAction
          A computation to be performed with privileges enabled, that throws one or more checked exceptions.
ProtectionDomain
           This ProtectionDomain class encapsulates the characteristics of a domain, which encloses a set of classes whose instances are granted a set of permissions when being executed on behalf of a given set of Principals.
Provider
          This class represents a "provider" for the Java Security API, where a provider implements some or all parts of Java Security.
Provider.Service
          The description of a security service.
PublicKey
          A public key.
SecureRandom
          This class provides a cryptographically strong random number generator (RNG).
SecureRandomSpi
          This class defines the Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the SecureRandom class.
Signature
          This Signature class is used to provide applications the functionality of a digital signature algorithm.
SignatureException
          This is the generic Signature exception.
SignatureSpi
          This class defines the Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the Signature class, which is used to provide the functionality of a digital signature algorithm.
Timestamp
          This class encapsulates information about a signed timestamp.
UnrecoverableEntryException
          This exception is thrown if an entry in the keystore cannot be recovered.
UnrecoverableKeyException
          This exception is thrown if a key in the keystore cannot be recovered.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.security.acl
Principal
          This interface represents the abstract notion of a principal, which can be used to represent any entity, such as an individual, a corporation, and a login id.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.security.cert
GeneralSecurityException
          The GeneralSecurityException class is a generic security exception class that provides type safety for all the security-related exception classes that extend from it.
InvalidAlgorithmParameterException
          This is the exception for invalid or inappropriate algorithm parameters.
InvalidKeyException
          This is the exception for invalid Keys (invalid encoding, wrong length, uninitialized, etc).
KeyStore
          This class represents a storage facility for cryptographic keys and certificates.
KeyStoreException
          This is the generic KeyStore exception.
NoSuchAlgorithmException
          This exception is thrown when a particular cryptographic algorithm is requested but is not available in the environment.
NoSuchProviderException
          This exception is thrown when a particular security provider is requested but is not available in the environment.
Principal
          This interface represents the abstract notion of a principal, which can be used to represent any entity, such as an individual, a corporation, and a login id.
Provider
          This class represents a "provider" for the Java Security API, where a provider implements some or all parts of Java Security.
PublicKey
          A public key.
SignatureException
          This is the generic Signature exception.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.security.interfaces
InvalidParameterException
          This exception, designed for use by the JCA/JCE engine classes, is thrown when an invalid parameter is passed to a method.
Key
          The Key interface is the top-level interface for all keys.
PrivateKey
          A private key.
PublicKey
          A public key.
SecureRandom
          This class provides a cryptographically strong random number generator (RNG).
 

Classes in java.security used by java.security.spec
GeneralSecurityException
          The GeneralSecurityException class is a generic security exception class that provides type safety for all the security-related exception classes that extend from it.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.sql
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.util
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
PermissionCollection
          Abstract class representing a collection of Permission objects.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.util.concurrent
PrivilegedAction
          A computation to be performed with privileges enabled.
PrivilegedExceptionAction
          A computation to be performed with privileges enabled, that throws one or more checked exceptions.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.util.jar
CodeSigner
          This class encapsulates information about a code signer.
 

Classes in java.security used by java.util.logging
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.crypto
AlgorithmParameters
          This class is used as an opaque representation of cryptographic parameters.
GeneralSecurityException
          The GeneralSecurityException class is a generic security exception class that provides type safety for all the security-related exception classes that extend from it.
InvalidAlgorithmParameterException
          This is the exception for invalid or inappropriate algorithm parameters.
InvalidKeyException
          This is the exception for invalid Keys (invalid encoding, wrong length, uninitialized, etc).
Key
          The Key interface is the top-level interface for all keys.
NoSuchAlgorithmException
          This exception is thrown when a particular cryptographic algorithm is requested but is not available in the environment.
NoSuchProviderException
          This exception is thrown when a particular security provider is requested but is not available in the environment.
Provider
          This class represents a "provider" for the Java Security API, where a provider implements some or all parts of Java Security.
SecureRandom
          This class provides a cryptographically strong random number generator (RNG).
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.crypto.interfaces
Key
          The Key interface is the top-level interface for all keys.
PrivateKey
          A private key.
PublicKey
          A public key.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.crypto.spec
InvalidKeyException
          This is the exception for invalid Keys (invalid encoding, wrong length, uninitialized, etc).
Key
          The Key interface is the top-level interface for all keys.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.management
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
PermissionCollection
          Abstract class representing a collection of Permission objects.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.management.loading
SecureClassLoader
          This class extends ClassLoader with additional support for defining classes with an associated code source and permissions which are retrieved by the system policy by default.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.management.remote
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
Principal
          This interface represents the abstract notion of a principal, which can be used to represent any entity, such as an individual, a corporation, and a login id.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.net.ssl
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
InvalidAlgorithmParameterException
          This is the exception for invalid or inappropriate algorithm parameters.
KeyManagementException
          This is the general key management exception for all operations dealing with key management.
KeyStore
          This class represents a storage facility for cryptographic keys and certificates.
KeyStore.Builder
          A description of a to-be-instantiated KeyStore object.
KeyStoreException
          This is the generic KeyStore exception.
NoSuchAlgorithmException
          This exception is thrown when a particular cryptographic algorithm is requested but is not available in the environment.
NoSuchProviderException
          This exception is thrown when a particular security provider is requested but is not available in the environment.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
Principal
          This interface represents the abstract notion of a principal, which can be used to represent any entity, such as an individual, a corporation, and a login id.
PrivateKey
          A private key.
Provider
          This class represents a "provider" for the Java Security API, where a provider implements some or all parts of Java Security.
SecureRandom
          This class provides a cryptographically strong random number generator (RNG).
UnrecoverableKeyException
          This exception is thrown if a key in the keystore cannot be recovered.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.security.auth
AccessControlContext
          An AccessControlContext is used to make system resource access decisions based on the context it encapsulates.
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
DomainCombiner
          A DomainCombiner provides a means to dynamically update the ProtectionDomains associated with the current AccessControlContext.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
PermissionCollection
          Abstract class representing a collection of Permission objects.
Principal
          This interface represents the abstract notion of a principal, which can be used to represent any entity, such as an individual, a corporation, and a login id.
PrivilegedAction
          A computation to be performed with privileges enabled.
PrivilegedActionException
          This exception is thrown by doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction) and doPrivileged(PrivilegedExceptionAction, AccessControlContext context) to indicate that the action being performed threw a checked exception.
PrivilegedExceptionAction
          A computation to be performed with privileges enabled, that throws one or more checked exceptions.
ProtectionDomain
           This ProtectionDomain class encapsulates the characteristics of a domain, which encloses a set of classes whose instances are granted a set of permissions when being executed on behalf of a given set of Principals.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.security.auth.kerberos
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Key
          The Key interface is the top-level interface for all keys.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
PermissionCollection
          Abstract class representing a collection of Permission objects.
Principal
          This interface represents the abstract notion of a principal, which can be used to represent any entity, such as an individual, a corporation, and a login id.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.security.auth.login
GeneralSecurityException
          The GeneralSecurityException class is a generic security exception class that provides type safety for all the security-related exception classes that extend from it.
NoSuchAlgorithmException
          This exception is thrown when a particular cryptographic algorithm is requested but is not available in the environment.
NoSuchProviderException
          This exception is thrown when a particular security provider is requested but is not available in the environment.
Provider
          This class represents a "provider" for the Java Security API, where a provider implements some or all parts of Java Security.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.security.auth.x500
Principal
          This interface represents the abstract notion of a principal, which can be used to represent any entity, such as an individual, a corporation, and a login id.
PrivateKey
          A private key.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.sound.sampled
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.xml.crypto
Key
          The Key interface is the top-level interface for all keys.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.xml.crypto.dsig
InvalidAlgorithmParameterException
          This is the exception for invalid or inappropriate algorithm parameters.
NoSuchAlgorithmException
          This exception is thrown when a particular cryptographic algorithm is requested but is not available in the environment.
NoSuchProviderException
          This exception is thrown when a particular security provider is requested but is not available in the environment.
Provider
          This class represents a "provider" for the Java Security API, where a provider implements some or all parts of Java Security.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.xml.crypto.dsig.dom
Key
          The Key interface is the top-level interface for all keys.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.xml.crypto.dsig.keyinfo
KeyException
          This is the basic key exception.
NoSuchProviderException
          This exception is thrown when a particular security provider is requested but is not available in the environment.
Provider
          This class represents a "provider" for the Java Security API, where a provider implements some or all parts of Java Security.
PublicKey
          A public key.
 

Classes in java.security used by javax.xml.ws
BasicPermission
          The BasicPermission class extends the Permission class, and can be used as the base class for permissions that want to follow the same naming convention as BasicPermission.
Guard
           This interface represents a guard, which is an object that is used to protect access to another object.
Permission
          Abstract class for representing access to a system resource.
Principal
          This interface represents the abstract notion of a principal, which can be used to represent any entity, such as an individual, a corporation, and a login id.
 

Classes in java.security used by org.ietf.jgss
Provider
          This class represents a "provider" for the Java Security API, where a provider implements some or all parts of Java Security.
 


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