Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.xml.crypto.dsig.keyinfo
Class KeyInfoFactory

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.xml.crypto.dsig.keyinfo.KeyInfoFactory

public abstract class KeyInfoFactory
extends Object

A factory for creating KeyInfo objects from scratch or for unmarshalling a KeyInfo object from a corresponding XML representation.

Each instance of KeyInfoFactory supports a specific XML mechanism type. To create a KeyInfoFactory, call one of the static getInstance methods, passing in the XML mechanism type desired, for example:

KeyInfoFactory factory = KeyInfoFactory.getInstance("DOM");

The objects that this factory produces will be based on DOM and abide by the DOM interoperability requirements as defined in the DOM Mechanism Requirements section of the API overview. See the Service Providers section of the API overview for a list of standard mechanism types.

KeyInfoFactory implementations are registered and loaded using the Provider mechanism. For example, a service provider that supports the DOM mechanism would be specified in the Provider subclass as:

     put("KeyInfoFactory.DOM", "org.example.DOMKeyInfoFactory");
 

Also, the XMLStructures that are created by this factory may contain state specific to the KeyInfo and are not intended to be reusable.

An implementation MUST minimally support the default mechanism type: DOM.

Note that a caller must use the same KeyInfoFactory instance to create the XMLStructures of a particular KeyInfo object. The behavior is undefined if XMLStructures from different providers or different mechanism types are used together.

Concurrent Access

The static methods of this class are guaranteed to be thread-safe. Multiple threads may concurrently invoke the static methods defined in this class with no ill effects.

However, this is not true for the non-static methods defined by this class. Unless otherwise documented by a specific provider, threads that need to access a single KeyInfoFactory instance concurrently should synchronize amongst themselves and provide the necessary locking. Multiple threads each manipulating a different KeyInfoFactory instance need not synchronize.

Since:
1.6

Constructor Summary
protected KeyInfoFactory()
          Default constructor, for invocation by subclasses.
 
Method Summary
static KeyInfoFactory getInstance()
          Returns a KeyInfoFactory that supports the default XML processing mechanism and representation type ("DOM").
static KeyInfoFactory getInstance(String mechanismType)
          Returns a KeyInfoFactory that supports the specified XML processing mechanism and representation type (ex: "DOM").
static KeyInfoFactory getInstance(String mechanismType, Provider provider)
          Returns a KeyInfoFactory that supports the requested XML processing mechanism and representation type (ex: "DOM"), as supplied by the specified provider.
static KeyInfoFactory getInstance(String mechanismType, String provider)
          Returns a KeyInfoFactory that supports the requested XML processing mechanism and representation type (ex: "DOM"), as supplied by the specified provider.
 String getMechanismType()
          Returns the type of the XML processing mechanism and representation supported by this KeyInfoFactory (ex: "DOM")
 Provider getProvider()
          Returns the provider of this KeyInfoFactory.
abstract  URIDereferencer getURIDereferencer()
          Returns a reference to the URIDereferencer that is used by default to dereference URIs in RetrievalMethod objects.
abstract  boolean isFeatureSupported(String feature)
          Indicates whether a specified feature is supported.
abstract  KeyInfo newKeyInfo(List content)
          Creates a KeyInfo containing the specified list of key information types.
abstract  KeyInfo newKeyInfo(List content, String id)
          Creates a KeyInfo containing the specified list of key information types and optional id.
abstract  KeyName newKeyName(String name)
          Creates a KeyName from the specified name.
abstract  KeyValue newKeyValue(PublicKey key)
          Creates a KeyValue from the specified public key.
abstract  PGPData newPGPData(byte[] keyId)
          Creates a PGPData from the specified PGP public key identifier.
abstract  PGPData newPGPData(byte[] keyId, byte[] keyPacket, List other)
          Creates a PGPData from the specified PGP public key identifier, and optional key material packet and list of external elements.
abstract  PGPData newPGPData(byte[] keyPacket, List other)
          Creates a PGPData from the specified PGP key material packet and optional list of external elements.
abstract  RetrievalMethod newRetrievalMethod(String uri)
          Creates a RetrievalMethod from the specified URI.
abstract  RetrievalMethod newRetrievalMethod(String uri, String type, List transforms)
          Creates a RetrievalMethod from the specified parameters.
abstract  X509Data newX509Data(List content)
          Creates a X509Data containing the specified list of X.509 content.
abstract  X509IssuerSerial newX509IssuerSerial(String issuerName, BigInteger serialNumber)
          Creates an X509IssuerSerial from the specified X.500 issuer distinguished name and serial number.
abstract  KeyInfo unmarshalKeyInfo(XMLStructure xmlStructure)
          Unmarshals a new KeyInfo instance from a mechanism-specific XMLStructure (ex: DOMStructure) instance.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

KeyInfoFactory

protected KeyInfoFactory()
Default constructor, for invocation by subclasses.

Method Detail

getInstance

public static KeyInfoFactory getInstance(String mechanismType)
Returns a KeyInfoFactory that supports the specified XML processing mechanism and representation type (ex: "DOM").

This method uses the standard JCA provider lookup mechanism to locate and instantiate a KeyInfoFactory implementation of the desired mechanism type. It traverses the list of registered security Providers, starting with the most preferred Provider. A new KeyInfoFactory object from the first Provider that supports the specified mechanism is returned.

Note that the list of registered providers may be retrieved via the Security.getProviders() method.

Parameters:
mechanismType - the type of the XML processing mechanism and representation. See the Service Providers section of the API overview for a list of standard mechanism types.
Returns:
a new KeyInfoFactory
Throws:
NullPointerException - if mechanismType is null
NoSuchMechanismException - if no Provider supports a KeyInfoFactory implementation for the specified mechanism
See Also:
Provider

getInstance

public static KeyInfoFactory getInstance(String mechanismType,
                                         Provider provider)
Returns a KeyInfoFactory that supports the requested XML processing mechanism and representation type (ex: "DOM"), as supplied by the specified provider. Note that the specified Provider object does not have to be registered in the provider list.

Parameters:
mechanismType - the type of the XML processing mechanism and representation. See the Service Providers section of the API overview for a list of standard mechanism types.
provider - the Provider object
Returns:
a new KeyInfoFactory
Throws:
NullPointerException - if mechanismType or provider are null
NoSuchMechanismException - if a KeyInfoFactory implementation for the specified mechanism is not available from the specified Provider object
See Also:
Provider

getInstance

public static KeyInfoFactory getInstance(String mechanismType,
                                         String provider)
                                  throws NoSuchProviderException
Returns a KeyInfoFactory that supports the requested XML processing mechanism and representation type (ex: "DOM"), as supplied by the specified provider. The specified provider must be registered in the security provider list.

Note that the list of registered providers may be retrieved via the Security.getProviders() method.

Parameters:
mechanismType - the type of the XML processing mechanism and representation. See the Service Providers section of the API overview for a list of standard mechanism types.
provider - the string name of the provider
Returns:
a new KeyInfoFactory
Throws:
NoSuchProviderException - if the specified provider is not registered in the security provider list
NullPointerException - if mechanismType or provider are null
NoSuchMechanismException - if a KeyInfoFactory implementation for the specified mechanism is not available from the specified provider
See Also:
Provider

getInstance

public static KeyInfoFactory getInstance()
Returns a KeyInfoFactory that supports the default XML processing mechanism and representation type ("DOM").

This method uses the standard JCA provider lookup mechanism to locate and instantiate a KeyInfoFactory implementation of the default mechanism type. It traverses the list of registered security Providers, starting with the most preferred Provider. A new KeyInfoFactory object from the first Provider that supports the DOM mechanism is returned.

Note that the list of registered providers may be retrieved via the Security.getProviders() method.

Returns:
a new KeyInfoFactory
Throws:
NoSuchMechanismException - if no Provider supports a KeyInfoFactory implementation for the DOM mechanism
See Also:
Provider

getMechanismType

public final String getMechanismType()
Returns the type of the XML processing mechanism and representation supported by this KeyInfoFactory (ex: "DOM")

Returns:
the XML processing mechanism type supported by this KeyInfoFactory

getProvider

public final Provider getProvider()
Returns the provider of this KeyInfoFactory.

Returns:
the provider of this KeyInfoFactory

newKeyInfo

public abstract KeyInfo newKeyInfo(List content)
Creates a KeyInfo containing the specified list of key information types.

Parameters:
content - a list of one or more XMLStructures representing key information types. The list is defensively copied to protect against subsequent modification.
Returns:
a KeyInfo
Throws:
NullPointerException - if content is null
IllegalArgumentException - if content is empty
ClassCastException - if content contains any entries that are not of type XMLStructure

newKeyInfo

public abstract KeyInfo newKeyInfo(List content,
                                   String id)
Creates a KeyInfo containing the specified list of key information types and optional id. The id parameter represents the value of an XML ID attribute and is useful for referencing the KeyInfo from other XML structures.

Parameters:
content - a list of one or more XMLStructures representing key information types. The list is defensively copied to protect against subsequent modification.
id - the value of an XML ID (may be null)
Returns:
a KeyInfo
Throws:
NullPointerException - if content is null
IllegalArgumentException - if content is empty
ClassCastException - if content contains any entries that are not of type XMLStructure

newKeyName

public abstract KeyName newKeyName(String name)
Creates a KeyName from the specified name.

Parameters:
name - the name that identifies the key
Returns:
a KeyName
Throws:
NullPointerException - if name is null

newKeyValue

public abstract KeyValue newKeyValue(PublicKey key)
                              throws KeyException
Creates a KeyValue from the specified public key.

Parameters:
key - the public key
Returns:
a KeyValue
Throws:
KeyException - if the key's algorithm is not recognized or supported by this KeyInfoFactory
NullPointerException - if key is null

newPGPData

public abstract PGPData newPGPData(byte[] keyId)
Creates a PGPData from the specified PGP public key identifier.

Parameters:
keyId - a PGP public key identifier as defined in RFC 2440, section 11.2. The array is cloned to protect against subsequent modification.
Returns:
a PGPData
Throws:
NullPointerException - if keyId is null
IllegalArgumentException - if the key id is not in the correct format

newPGPData

public abstract PGPData newPGPData(byte[] keyId,
                                   byte[] keyPacket,
                                   List other)
Creates a PGPData from the specified PGP public key identifier, and optional key material packet and list of external elements.

Parameters:
keyId - a PGP public key identifier as defined in RFC 2440, section 11.2. The array is cloned to protect against subsequent modification.
keyPacket - a PGP key material packet as defined in RFC 2440, section 5.5. The array is cloned to protect against subsequent modification. May be null.
other - a list of XMLStructures representing elements from an external namespace. The list is defensively copied to protect against subsequent modification. May be null or empty.
Returns:
a PGPData
Throws:
NullPointerException - if keyId is null
IllegalArgumentException - if the keyId or keyPacket is not in the correct format. For keyPacket, the format of the packet header is checked and the tag is verified that it is of type key material. The contents and format of the packet body are not checked.
ClassCastException - if other contains any entries that are not of type XMLStructure

newPGPData

public abstract PGPData newPGPData(byte[] keyPacket,
                                   List other)
Creates a PGPData from the specified PGP key material packet and optional list of external elements.

Parameters:
keyPacket - a PGP key material packet as defined in RFC 2440, section 5.5. The array is cloned to protect against subsequent modification.
other - a list of XMLStructures representing elements from an external namespace. The list is defensively copied to protect against subsequent modification. May be null or empty.
Returns:
a PGPData
Throws:
NullPointerException - if keyPacket is null
IllegalArgumentException - if keyPacket is not in the correct format. For keyPacket, the format of the packet header is checked and the tag is verified that it is of type key material. The contents and format of the packet body are not checked.
ClassCastException - if other contains any entries that are not of type XMLStructure

newRetrievalMethod

public abstract RetrievalMethod newRetrievalMethod(String uri)
Creates a RetrievalMethod from the specified URI.

Parameters:
uri - the URI that identifies the KeyInfo information to be retrieved
Returns:
a RetrievalMethod
Throws:
NullPointerException - if uri is null
IllegalArgumentException - if uri is not RFC 2396 compliant

newRetrievalMethod

public abstract RetrievalMethod newRetrievalMethod(String uri,
                                                   String type,
                                                   List transforms)
Creates a RetrievalMethod from the specified parameters.

Parameters:
uri - the URI that identifies the KeyInfo information to be retrieved
type - a URI that identifies the type of KeyInfo information to be retrieved (may be null)
transforms - a list of Transforms. The list is defensively copied to protect against subsequent modification. May be null or empty.
Returns:
a RetrievalMethod
Throws:
NullPointerException - if uri is null
IllegalArgumentException - if uri is not RFC 2396 compliant
ClassCastException - if transforms contains any entries that are not of type Transform

newX509Data

public abstract X509Data newX509Data(List content)
Creates a X509Data containing the specified list of X.509 content.

Parameters:
content - a list of one or more X.509 content types. Valid types are String (subject names), byte[] (subject key ids), X509Certificate, X509CRL, or XMLStructure (X509IssuerSerial objects or elements from an external namespace). Subject names are distinguished names in RFC 2253 String format. Implementations MUST support the attribute type keywords defined in RFC 2253 (CN, L, ST, O, OU, C, STREET, DC and UID). Implementations MAY support additional keywords. The list is defensively copied to protect against subsequent modification.
Returns:
a X509Data
Throws:
NullPointerException - if content is null
IllegalArgumentException - if content is empty, or if a subject name is not RFC 2253 compliant or one of the attribute type keywords is not recognized.
ClassCastException - if content contains any entries that are not of one of the valid types mentioned above

newX509IssuerSerial

public abstract X509IssuerSerial newX509IssuerSerial(String issuerName,
                                                     BigInteger serialNumber)
Creates an X509IssuerSerial from the specified X.500 issuer distinguished name and serial number.

Parameters:
issuerName - the issuer's distinguished name in RFC 2253 String format. Implementations MUST support the attribute type keywords defined in RFC 2253 (CN, L, ST, O, OU, C, STREET, DC and UID). Implementations MAY support additional keywords.
serialNumber - the serial number
Returns:
an X509IssuerSerial
Throws:
NullPointerException - if issuerName or serialNumber are null
IllegalArgumentException - if the issuer name is not RFC 2253 compliant or one of the attribute type keywords is not recognized.

isFeatureSupported

public abstract boolean isFeatureSupported(String feature)
Indicates whether a specified feature is supported.

Parameters:
feature - the feature name (as an absolute URI)
Returns:
true if the specified feature is supported, false otherwise
Throws:
NullPointerException - if feature is null

getURIDereferencer

public abstract URIDereferencer getURIDereferencer()
Returns a reference to the URIDereferencer that is used by default to dereference URIs in RetrievalMethod objects.

Returns:
a reference to the default URIDereferencer

unmarshalKeyInfo

public abstract KeyInfo unmarshalKeyInfo(XMLStructure xmlStructure)
                                  throws MarshalException
Unmarshals a new KeyInfo instance from a mechanism-specific XMLStructure (ex: DOMStructure) instance.

Parameters:
xmlStructure - a mechanism-specific XML structure from which to unmarshal the keyinfo from
Returns:
the KeyInfo
Throws:
NullPointerException - if xmlStructure is null
ClassCastException - if the type of xmlStructure is inappropriate for this factory
MarshalException - if an unrecoverable exception occurs during unmarshalling

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