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Added in API level 1

EncodedKeySpec

public abstract class EncodedKeySpec
extends Object implements KeySpec

java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.security.spec.EncodedKeySpec
Known Direct Subclasses


This class represents a public or private key in encoded format.

See also:

Summary

Public constructors

EncodedKeySpec(byte[] encodedKey)

Creates a new EncodedKeySpec with the given encoded key.

Public methods

byte[] getEncoded()

Returns the encoded key.

abstract String getFormat()

Returns the name of the encoding format associated with this key specification.

Inherited methods

From class java.lang.Object

Public constructors

EncodedKeySpec

Added in API level 1
EncodedKeySpec (byte[] encodedKey)

Creates a new EncodedKeySpec with the given encoded key.

Parameters
encodedKey byte: the encoded key. The contents of the array are copied to protect against subsequent modification.
Throws
NullPointerException if encodedKey is null.

Public methods

getEncoded

Added in API level 1
byte[] getEncoded ()

Returns the encoded key.

Returns
byte[] the encoded key. Returns a new array each time this method is called.

getFormat

Added in API level 1
String getFormat ()

Returns the name of the encoding format associated with this key specification.

If the opaque representation of a key (see Key) can be transformed (see KeyFactory) into this key specification (or a subclass of it), getFormat called on the opaque key returns the same value as the getFormat method of this key specification.

Returns
String a string representation of the encoding format.
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