Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.security
Class SignatureSpi

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.security.SignatureSpi
Direct Known Subclasses:
Signature

public abstract class SignatureSpi
extends Object

This class defines the Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the Signature class, which is used to provide the functionality of a digital signature algorithm. Digital signatures are used for authentication and integrity assurance of digital data. .

All the abstract methods in this class must be implemented by each cryptographic service provider who wishes to supply the implementation of a particular signature algorithm.

See Also:
Signature

Field Summary
protected  SecureRandom appRandom
          Application-specified source of randomness.
 
Constructor Summary
SignatureSpi()
           
 
Method Summary
 Object clone()
          Returns a clone if the implementation is cloneable.
protected abstract  Object engineGetParameter(String param)
          Deprecated.  
protected  AlgorithmParameters engineGetParameters()
          This method is overridden by providers to return the parameters used with this signature engine, or null if this signature engine does not use any parameters.
protected abstract  void engineInitSign(PrivateKey privateKey)
          Initializes this signature object with the specified private key for signing operations.
protected  void engineInitSign(PrivateKey privateKey, SecureRandom random)
          Initializes this signature object with the specified private key and source of randomness for signing operations.
protected abstract  void engineInitVerify(PublicKey publicKey)
          Initializes this signature object with the specified public key for verification operations.
protected  void engineSetParameter(AlgorithmParameterSpec params)
          This method is overridden by providers to initialize this signature engine with the specified parameter set.
protected abstract  void engineSetParameter(String param, Object value)
          Deprecated. Replaced by engineSetParameter.
protected abstract  byte[] engineSign()
          Returns the signature bytes of all the data updated so far.
protected  int engineSign(byte[] outbuf, int offset, int len)
          Finishes this signature operation and stores the resulting signature bytes in the provided buffer outbuf, starting at offset.
protected abstract  void engineUpdate(byte b)
          Updates the data to be signed or verified using the specified byte.
protected abstract  void engineUpdate(byte[] b, int off, int len)
          Updates the data to be signed or verified, using the specified array of bytes, starting at the specified offset.
protected  void engineUpdate(ByteBuffer input)
          Updates the data to be signed or verified using the specified ByteBuffer.
protected abstract  boolean engineVerify(byte[] sigBytes)
          Verifies the passed-in signature.
protected  boolean engineVerify(byte[] sigBytes, int offset, int length)
          Verifies the passed-in signature in the specified array of bytes, starting at the specified offset.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

appRandom

protected SecureRandom appRandom
Application-specified source of randomness.

Constructor Detail

SignatureSpi

public SignatureSpi()
Method Detail

engineInitVerify

protected abstract void engineInitVerify(PublicKey publicKey)
                                  throws InvalidKeyException
Initializes this signature object with the specified public key for verification operations.

Parameters:
publicKey - the public key of the identity whose signature is going to be verified.
Throws:
InvalidKeyException - if the key is improperly encoded, parameters are missing, and so on.

engineInitSign

protected abstract void engineInitSign(PrivateKey privateKey)
                                throws InvalidKeyException
Initializes this signature object with the specified private key for signing operations.

Parameters:
privateKey - the private key of the identity whose signature will be generated.
Throws:
InvalidKeyException - if the key is improperly encoded, parameters are missing, and so on.

engineInitSign

protected void engineInitSign(PrivateKey privateKey,
                              SecureRandom random)
                       throws InvalidKeyException
Initializes this signature object with the specified private key and source of randomness for signing operations.

This concrete method has been added to this previously-defined abstract class. (For backwards compatibility, it cannot be abstract.)

Parameters:
privateKey - the private key of the identity whose signature will be generated.
random - the source of randomness
Throws:
InvalidKeyException - if the key is improperly encoded, parameters are missing, and so on.

engineUpdate

protected abstract void engineUpdate(byte b)
                              throws SignatureException
Updates the data to be signed or verified using the specified byte.

Parameters:
b - the byte to use for the update.
Throws:
SignatureException - if the engine is not initialized properly.

engineUpdate

protected abstract void engineUpdate(byte[] b,
                                     int off,
                                     int len)
                              throws SignatureException
Updates the data to be signed or verified, using the specified array of bytes, starting at the specified offset.

Parameters:
b - the array of bytes
off - the offset to start from in the array of bytes
len - the number of bytes to use, starting at offset
Throws:
SignatureException - if the engine is not initialized properly

engineUpdate

protected void engineUpdate(ByteBuffer input)
Updates the data to be signed or verified using the specified ByteBuffer. Processes the data.remaining() bytes starting at at data.position(). Upon return, the buffer's position will be equal to its limit; its limit will not have changed.

Parameters:
input - the ByteBuffer
Since:
1.5

engineSign

protected abstract byte[] engineSign()
                              throws SignatureException
Returns the signature bytes of all the data updated so far. The format of the signature depends on the underlying signature scheme.

Returns:
the signature bytes of the signing operation's result.
Throws:
SignatureException - if the engine is not initialized properly or if this signature algorithm is unable to process the input data provided.

engineSign

protected int engineSign(byte[] outbuf,
                         int offset,
                         int len)
                  throws SignatureException
Finishes this signature operation and stores the resulting signature bytes in the provided buffer outbuf, starting at offset. The format of the signature depends on the underlying signature scheme.

The signature implementation is reset to its initial state (the state it was in after a call to one of the engineInitSign methods) and can be reused to generate further signatures with the same private key. This method should be abstract, but we leave it concrete for binary compatibility. Knowledgeable providers should override this method.

Parameters:
outbuf - buffer for the signature result.
offset - offset into outbuf where the signature is stored.
len - number of bytes within outbuf allotted for the signature. Both this default implementation and the SUN provider do not return partial digests. If the value of this parameter is less than the actual signature length, this method will throw a SignatureException. This parameter is ignored if its value is greater than or equal to the actual signature length.
Returns:
the number of bytes placed into outbuf
Throws:
SignatureException - if the engine is not initialized properly, if this signature algorithm is unable to process the input data provided, or if len is less than the actual signature length.
Since:
1.2

engineVerify

protected abstract boolean engineVerify(byte[] sigBytes)
                                 throws SignatureException
Verifies the passed-in signature.

Parameters:
sigBytes - the signature bytes to be verified.
Returns:
true if the signature was verified, false if not.
Throws:
SignatureException - if the engine is not initialized properly, the passed-in signature is improperly encoded or of the wrong type, if this signature algorithm is unable to process the input data provided, etc.

engineVerify

protected boolean engineVerify(byte[] sigBytes,
                               int offset,
                               int length)
                        throws SignatureException
Verifies the passed-in signature in the specified array of bytes, starting at the specified offset.

Note: Subclasses should overwrite the default implementation.

Parameters:
sigBytes - the signature bytes to be verified.
offset - the offset to start from in the array of bytes.
length - the number of bytes to use, starting at offset.
Returns:
true if the signature was verified, false if not.
Throws:
SignatureException - if the engine is not initialized properly, the passed-in signature is improperly encoded or of the wrong type, if this signature algorithm is unable to process the input data provided, etc.
Since:
1.4

engineSetParameter

@Deprecated
protected abstract void engineSetParameter(String param,
                                                      Object value)
                                    throws InvalidParameterException
Deprecated. Replaced by engineSetParameter.

Sets the specified algorithm parameter to the specified value. This method supplies a general-purpose mechanism through which it is possible to set the various parameters of this object. A parameter may be any settable parameter for the algorithm, such as a parameter size, or a source of random bits for signature generation (if appropriate), or an indication of whether or not to perform a specific but optional computation. A uniform algorithm-specific naming scheme for each parameter is desirable but left unspecified at this time.

Parameters:
param - the string identifier of the parameter.
value - the parameter value.
Throws:
InvalidParameterException - if param is an invalid parameter for this signature algorithm engine, the parameter is already set and cannot be set again, a security exception occurs, and so on.

engineSetParameter

protected void engineSetParameter(AlgorithmParameterSpec params)
                           throws InvalidAlgorithmParameterException

This method is overridden by providers to initialize this signature engine with the specified parameter set.

Parameters:
params - the parameters
Throws:
UnsupportedOperationException - if this method is not overridden by a provider
InvalidAlgorithmParameterException - if this method is overridden by a provider and the the given parameters are inappropriate for this signature engine

engineGetParameters

protected AlgorithmParameters engineGetParameters()

This method is overridden by providers to return the parameters used with this signature engine, or null if this signature engine does not use any parameters.

The returned parameters may be the same that were used to initialize this signature engine, or may contain a combination of default and randomly generated parameter values used by the underlying signature implementation if this signature engine requires algorithm parameters but was not initialized with any.

Returns:
the parameters used with this signature engine, or null if this signature engine does not use any parameters
Throws:
UnsupportedOperationException - if this method is not overridden by a provider
Since:
1.4

engineGetParameter

@Deprecated
protected abstract Object engineGetParameter(String param)
                                      throws InvalidParameterException
Deprecated. 

Gets the value of the specified algorithm parameter. This method supplies a general-purpose mechanism through which it is possible to get the various parameters of this object. A parameter may be any settable parameter for the algorithm, such as a parameter size, or a source of random bits for signature generation (if appropriate), or an indication of whether or not to perform a specific but optional computation. A uniform algorithm-specific naming scheme for each parameter is desirable but left unspecified at this time.

Parameters:
param - the string name of the parameter.
Returns:
the object that represents the parameter value, or null if there is none.
Throws:
InvalidParameterException - if param is an invalid parameter for this engine, or another exception occurs while trying to get this parameter.

clone

public Object clone()
             throws CloneNotSupportedException
Returns a clone if the implementation is cloneable.

Overrides:
clone in class Object
Returns:
a clone if the implementation is cloneable.
Throws:
CloneNotSupportedException - if this is called on an implementation that does not support Cloneable.
See Also:
Cloneable

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