Android APIs
public abstract class

X509Certificate

extends Certificate
java.lang.Object
   ↳ javax.security.cert.Certificate
     ↳ javax.security.cert.X509Certificate

Class Overview

Abstract base class for X.509 certificates.

This represents a standard way for accessing the attributes of X.509 v1 certificates.

Note: This package is provided only for compatibility reasons. It contains a simplified version of the java.security.cert package that was previously used by JSSE (Java SSL package). All applications that do not have to be compatible with older versions of JSSE (that is before Java SDK 1.5) should only use java.security.cert.

Summary

Public Constructors
X509Certificate()
Creates a new X509Certificate.
Public Methods
abstract void checkValidity()
Checks whether the certificate is currently valid.
abstract void checkValidity(Date date)
Checks whether the certificate is valid at the specified date.
final static X509Certificate getInstance(InputStream inStream)
Creates a new X509Certificate and initializes it from the specified input stream.
final static X509Certificate getInstance(byte[] certData)
Creates a new X509Certificate and initializes it from the specified byte array.
abstract Principal getIssuerDN()
Returns the issuer (issuer distinguished name) as an implementation specific Principal object.
abstract Date getNotAfter()
Returns the notAfter date of the validity period of the certificate.
abstract Date getNotBefore()
Returns the notBefore date from the validity period of the certificate.
abstract BigInteger getSerialNumber()
Returns the serialNumber of the certificate.
abstract String getSigAlgName()
Returns the name of the algorithm for the certificate signature.
abstract String getSigAlgOID()
Returns the OID of the signature algorithm from the certificate.
abstract byte[] getSigAlgParams()
Returns the parameters of the signature algorithm in DER-encoded format.
abstract Principal getSubjectDN()
Returns the subject (subject distinguished name) as an implementation specific Principal object.
abstract int getVersion()
Returns the certificates version (version number).
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Inherited Methods
From class javax.security.cert.Certificate
From class java.lang.Object

Public Constructors

public X509Certificate ()

Added in API level 1

Creates a new X509Certificate.

Public Methods

public abstract void checkValidity ()

Added in API level 1

Checks whether the certificate is currently valid.

The validity defined in ASN.1:

 validity             Validity

 Validity ::= SEQUENCE {
      notBefore       CertificateValidityDate,
      notAfter        CertificateValidityDate }

 CertificateValidityDate ::= CHOICE {
      utcTime         UTCTime,
      generalTime     GeneralizedTime }
 

Throws
CertificateExpiredException if the certificate has expired.
CertificateNotYetValidException if the certificate is not yet valid.

public abstract void checkValidity (Date date)

Added in API level 1

Checks whether the certificate is valid at the specified date.

Parameters
date the date to check the validity against.
Throws
CertificateExpiredException if the certificate has expired.
CertificateNotYetValidException if the certificate is not yet valid.

See also:

public static final X509Certificate getInstance (InputStream inStream)

Added in API level 1

Creates a new X509Certificate and initializes it from the specified input stream.

Parameters
inStream input stream containing data to initialize the certificate.
Returns
X509Certificate the certificate initialized from the specified input stream
Throws
CertificateException if the certificate cannot be created or initialized.

public static final X509Certificate getInstance (byte[] certData)

Added in API level 1

Creates a new X509Certificate and initializes it from the specified byte array.

Parameters
certData byte array containing data to initialize the certificate.
Returns
X509Certificate the certificate initialized from the specified byte array
Throws
CertificateException if the certificate cannot be created or initialized.

public abstract Principal getIssuerDN ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the issuer (issuer distinguished name) as an implementation specific Principal object.

The ASN.1 definition of issuer:

  issuer      Name

  Name ::= CHOICE {
      RDNSequence }

    RDNSequence ::= SEQUENCE OF RelativeDistinguishedName

    RelativeDistinguishedName ::= SET OF AttributeTypeAndValue

    AttributeTypeAndValue ::= SEQUENCE {
      type     AttributeType,
      value    AttributeValue }

    AttributeType ::= OBJECT IDENTIFIER

    AttributeValue ::= ANY DEFINED BY AttributeType
 

Returns
Principal the issuer as an implementation specific Principal.

public abstract Date getNotAfter ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the notAfter date of the validity period of the certificate.

Returns
Date the end of the validity period.

public abstract Date getNotBefore ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the notBefore date from the validity period of the certificate.

Returns
Date the start of the validity period.

public abstract BigInteger getSerialNumber ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the serialNumber of the certificate.

The ASN.1 definition of serialNumber:

 CertificateSerialNumber  ::=  INTEGER
 

Returns
BigInteger the serial number.

public abstract String getSigAlgName ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the name of the algorithm for the certificate signature.

Returns
String the signature algorithm name.

public abstract String getSigAlgOID ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the OID of the signature algorithm from the certificate.

Returns
String the OID of the signature algorithm.

public abstract byte[] getSigAlgParams ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the parameters of the signature algorithm in DER-encoded format.

Returns
byte[] the parameters of the signature algorithm, or null if none are used.

public abstract Principal getSubjectDN ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the subject (subject distinguished name) as an implementation specific Principal object.

The ASN.1 definition of subject:

 subject      Name

  Name ::= CHOICE {
      RDNSequence }

    RDNSequence ::= SEQUENCE OF RelativeDistinguishedName

    RelativeDistinguishedName ::= SET OF AttributeTypeAndValue

    AttributeTypeAndValue ::= SEQUENCE {
      type     AttributeType,
      value    AttributeValue }

    AttributeType ::= OBJECT IDENTIFIER

    AttributeValue ::= ANY DEFINED BY AttributeType
 

Returns
Principal the subject (subject distinguished name).

public abstract int getVersion ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the certificates version (version number).

The version defined is ASN.1:

 Version ::=  INTEGER  {  v1(0), v2(1), v3(2)  }
 

Returns
int the version number.