Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.crypto.interfaces
Interface PBEKey

All Superinterfaces:
Key, SecretKey, Serializable

public interface PBEKey
extends SecretKey

The interface to a PBE key.

Since:
1.4
See Also:
PBEKeySpec, SecretKey

Field Summary
static long serialVersionUID
          The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization compatibility since J2SE 1.4.
 
Method Summary
 int getIterationCount()
          Returns the iteration count or 0 if not specified.
 char[] getPassword()
          Returns the password.
 byte[] getSalt()
          Returns the salt or null if not specified.
 
Methods inherited from interface java.security.Key
getAlgorithm, getEncoded, getFormat
 

Field Detail

serialVersionUID

static final long serialVersionUID
The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization compatibility since J2SE 1.4.

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Method Detail

getPassword

char[] getPassword()
Returns the password.

Note: this method should return a copy of the password. It is the caller's responsibility to zero out the password information after it is no longer needed.

Returns:
the password.

getSalt

byte[] getSalt()
Returns the salt or null if not specified.

Note: this method should return a copy of the salt. It is the caller's responsibility to zero out the salt information after it is no longer needed.

Returns:
the salt.

getIterationCount

int getIterationCount()
Returns the iteration count or 0 if not specified.

Returns:
the iteration count.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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