Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 7

Package java.security.spec

Provides classes and interfaces for key specifications and algorithm parameter specifications.

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Package java.security.spec Description

Provides classes and interfaces for key specifications and algorithm parameter specifications.

A key specification is a transparent representation of the key material that constitutes a key. A key may be specified in an algorithm-specific way, or in an algorithm-independent encoding format (such as ASN.1). This package contains key specifications for DSA public and private keys, RSA public and private keys, PKCS #8 private keys in DER-encoded format, and X.509 public and private keys in DER-encoded format.

An algorithm parameter specification is a transparent representation of the sets of parameters used with an algorithm. This package contains an algorithm parameter specification for parameters used with the DSA algorithm.

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For documentation that includes information about algorithm parameter and key specifications, please see:
Since:
1.2
Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 7

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