public abstract class KeySelector extends Object
KeyInfoobject. An example of an implementation of this class is one that searchs a
KeyStorefor trusted keys that match information contained in a
Whether or not the returned key is trusted and the mechanisms used to determine that is implementation-specific.
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The purpose of the key that is to be selected.
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Default no-args constructor; intended for invocation by subclasses only.
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Attempts to find a key that satisfies the specified constraints.
public abstract KeySelectorResult select(KeyInfo keyInfo, KeySelector.Purpose purpose, AlgorithmMethod method, XMLCryptoContext context) throws KeySelectorException
purpose- the key's purpose (
method- the algorithm method that this key is to be used for. Only keys that are compatible with the algorithm and meet the constraints of the specified algorithm should be returned.
XMLCryptoContextthat may contain useful information for finding an appropriate key. If this key selector supports resolving
RetrievalMethodtypes, the context's
dereferencerparameters (if specified) should be used by the selector to resolve and dereference the URI.
KeySelectorException- if an exceptional condition occurs while attempting to find a key. Note that an inability to find a key is not considered an exception (
nullshould be returned in that case). However, an error condition (ex: network communications failure) that prevented the
KeySelectorfrom finding a potential key should be considered an exception.
ClassCastException- if the data type of
methodis not supported by this key selector
public static KeySelector singletonKeySelector(Key key)
KeySelectorthat always selects the specified key, regardless of the
KeyInfopassed to it.
key- the sole key to be stored in the key selector
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