Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.security.spec
Class EllipticCurve

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.security.spec.EllipticCurve

public class EllipticCurve
extends Object

This immutable class holds the necessary values needed to represent an elliptic curve.

Since:
1.5
See Also:
ECField, ECFieldFp, ECFieldF2m

Constructor Summary
EllipticCurve(ECField field, BigInteger a, BigInteger b)
          Creates an elliptic curve with the specified elliptic field field and the coefficients a and b.
EllipticCurve(ECField field, BigInteger a, BigInteger b, byte[] seed)
          Creates an elliptic curve with the specified elliptic field field, the coefficients a and b, and the seed used for curve generation.
 
Method Summary
 boolean equals(Object obj)
          Compares this elliptic curve for equality with the specified object.
 BigInteger getA()
          Returns the first coefficient a of the elliptic curve.
 BigInteger getB()
          Returns the second coefficient b of the elliptic curve.
 ECField getField()
          Returns the finite field field that this elliptic curve is over.
 byte[] getSeed()
          Returns the seeding bytes seed used during curve generation.
 int hashCode()
          Returns a hash code value for this elliptic curve.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

EllipticCurve

public EllipticCurve(ECField field,
                     BigInteger a,
                     BigInteger b)
Creates an elliptic curve with the specified elliptic field field and the coefficients a and b.

Parameters:
field - the finite field that this elliptic curve is over.
a - the first coefficient of this elliptic curve.
b - the second coefficient of this elliptic curve.
Throws:
NullPointerException - if field, a, or b is null.
IllegalArgumentException - if a or b is not null and not in field.

EllipticCurve

public EllipticCurve(ECField field,
                     BigInteger a,
                     BigInteger b,
                     byte[] seed)
Creates an elliptic curve with the specified elliptic field field, the coefficients a and b, and the seed used for curve generation.

Parameters:
field - the finite field that this elliptic curve is over.
a - the first coefficient of this elliptic curve.
b - the second coefficient of this elliptic curve.
seed - the bytes used during curve generation for later validation. Contents of this array are copied to protect against subsequent modification.
Throws:
NullPointerException - if field, a, or b is null.
IllegalArgumentException - if a or b is not null and not in field.
Method Detail

getField

public ECField getField()
Returns the finite field field that this elliptic curve is over.

Returns:
the field field that this curve is over.

getA

public BigInteger getA()
Returns the first coefficient a of the elliptic curve.

Returns:
the first coefficient a.

getB

public BigInteger getB()
Returns the second coefficient b of the elliptic curve.

Returns:
the second coefficient b.

getSeed

public byte[] getSeed()
Returns the seeding bytes seed used during curve generation. May be null if not specified.

Returns:
the seeding bytes seed. A new array is returned each time this method is called.

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)
Compares this elliptic curve for equality with the specified object.

Overrides:
equals in class Object
Parameters:
obj - the object to be compared.
Returns:
true if obj is an instance of EllipticCurve and the field, A, B, and seeding bytes match, false otherwise.
See Also:
Object.hashCode(), Hashtable

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Returns a hash code value for this elliptic curve.

Overrides:
hashCode in class Object
Returns:
a hash code value.
See Also:
Object.equals(java.lang.Object), Hashtable

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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