PrivateKey

public interface PrivateKey
implements Key, Destroyable

java.security.PrivateKey


A private key. The purpose of this interface is to group (and provide type safety for) all private key interfaces.

Note: The specialized private key interfaces extend this interface. See, for example, the DSAPrivateKey interface in java.security.interfaces.

Implementations should override the default destroy and isDestroyed methods from the Destroyable interface to enable sensitive key information to be destroyed, cleared, or in the case where such information is immutable, unreferenced. Finally, since PrivateKey is Serializable, implementations should also override writeObject(java.lang.Object) to prevent keys that have been destroyed from being serialized.

Summary

Constants

long serialVersionUID

The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization compatibility with a previous version of the class.

Inherited constants

Inherited methods

Constants

serialVersionUID

added in API level 1
long serialVersionUID

The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization compatibility with a previous version of the class.

Constant Value: 6034044314589513430 (0x53bd3b559a12c6d6)