Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.security.spec
Class PKCS8EncodedKeySpec

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.security.spec.EncodedKeySpec
      extended by java.security.spec.PKCS8EncodedKeySpec
All Implemented Interfaces:
KeySpec

public class PKCS8EncodedKeySpec
extends EncodedKeySpec

This class represents the ASN.1 encoding of a private key, encoded according to the ASN.1 type PrivateKeyInfo. The PrivateKeyInfo syntax is defined in the PKCS#8 standard as follows:

 PrivateKeyInfo ::= SEQUENCE {
   version Version,
   privateKeyAlgorithm PrivateKeyAlgorithmIdentifier,
   privateKey PrivateKey,
   attributes [0] IMPLICIT Attributes OPTIONAL }

 Version ::= INTEGER

 PrivateKeyAlgorithmIdentifier ::= AlgorithmIdentifier

 PrivateKey ::= OCTET STRING

 Attributes ::= SET OF Attribute
 

Since:
1.2
See Also:
Key, KeyFactory, KeySpec, EncodedKeySpec, X509EncodedKeySpec

Constructor Summary
PKCS8EncodedKeySpec(byte[] encodedKey)
          Creates a new PKCS8EncodedKeySpec with the given encoded key.
 
Method Summary
 byte[] getEncoded()
          Returns the key bytes, encoded according to the PKCS #8 standard.
 String getFormat()
          Returns the name of the encoding format associated with this key specification.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

PKCS8EncodedKeySpec

public PKCS8EncodedKeySpec(byte[] encodedKey)
Creates a new PKCS8EncodedKeySpec with the given encoded key.

Parameters:
encodedKey - the key, which is assumed to be encoded according to the PKCS #8 standard. The contents of the array are copied to protect against subsequent modification.
Throws:
NullPointerException - if encodedKey is null.
Method Detail

getEncoded

public byte[] getEncoded()
Returns the key bytes, encoded according to the PKCS #8 standard.

Overrides:
getEncoded in class EncodedKeySpec
Returns:
the PKCS #8 encoding of the key. Returns a new array each time this method is called.

getFormat

public final String getFormat()
Returns the name of the encoding format associated with this key specification.

Specified by:
getFormat in class EncodedKeySpec
Returns:
the string "PKCS#8".

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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