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CipherOutputStream

public class CipherOutputStream
extends FilterOutputStream

java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.io.OutputStream
     ↳ java.io.FilterOutputStream
       ↳ javax.crypto.CipherOutputStream


A CipherOutputStream is composed of an OutputStream and a Cipher so that write() methods first process the data before writing them out to the underlying OutputStream. The cipher must be fully initialized before being used by a CipherOutputStream.

For example, if the cipher is initialized for encryption, the CipherOutputStream will attempt to encrypt data before writing out the encrypted data.

This class adheres strictly to the semantics, especially the failure semantics, of its ancestor classes java.io.OutputStream and java.io.FilterOutputStream. This class has exactly those methods specified in its ancestor classes, and overrides them all. Moreover, this class catches all exceptions that are not thrown by its ancestor classes.

It is crucial for a programmer using this class not to use methods that are not defined or overriden in this class (such as a new method or constructor that is later added to one of the super classes), because the design and implementation of those methods are unlikely to have considered security impact with regard to CipherOutputStream.

See also:

Summary

Inherited fields

From class java.io.FilterOutputStream

Public constructors

CipherOutputStream(OutputStream os, Cipher c)

Constructs a CipherOutputStream from an OutputStream and a Cipher.

Protected constructors

CipherOutputStream(OutputStream os)

Constructs a CipherOutputStream from an OutputStream without specifying a Cipher.

Public methods

void close()

Closes this output stream and releases any system resources associated with this stream.

void flush()

Flushes this output stream by forcing any buffered output bytes that have already been processed by the encapsulated cipher object to be written out.

void write(byte[] b)

Writes b.length bytes from the specified byte array to this output stream.

void write(byte[] b, int off, int len)

Writes len bytes from the specified byte array starting at offset off to this output stream.

void write(int b)

Writes the specified byte to this output stream.

Inherited methods

From class java.io.FilterOutputStream
From class java.io.OutputStream
From class java.lang.Object
From interface java.io.Closeable
From interface java.io.Flushable
From interface java.lang.AutoCloseable

Public constructors

CipherOutputStream

Added in API level 1
CipherOutputStream (OutputStream os, 
                Cipher c)

Constructs a CipherOutputStream from an OutputStream and a Cipher.
Note: if the specified output stream or cipher is null, a NullPointerException may be thrown later when they are used.

Parameters
os OutputStream: the OutputStream object
c Cipher: an initialized Cipher object

Protected constructors

CipherOutputStream

Added in API level 1
CipherOutputStream (OutputStream os)

Constructs a CipherOutputStream from an OutputStream without specifying a Cipher. This has the effect of constructing a CipherOutputStream using a NullCipher.
Note: if the specified output stream is null, a NullPointerException may be thrown later when it is used.

Parameters
os OutputStream: the OutputStream object

Public methods

close

Added in API level 1
void close ()

Closes this output stream and releases any system resources associated with this stream.

This method invokes the doFinal method of the encapsulated cipher object, which causes any bytes buffered by the encapsulated cipher to be processed. The result is written out by calling the flush method of this output stream.

This method resets the encapsulated cipher object to its initial state and calls the close method of the underlying output stream.

Throws
IOException if an I/O error occurs.

flush

Added in API level 1
void flush ()

Flushes this output stream by forcing any buffered output bytes that have already been processed by the encapsulated cipher object to be written out.

Any bytes buffered by the encapsulated cipher and waiting to be processed by it will not be written out. For example, if the encapsulated cipher is a block cipher, and the total number of bytes written using one of the write methods is less than the cipher's block size, no bytes will be written out.

Throws
IOException if an I/O error occurs.

write

Added in API level 1
void write (byte[] b)

Writes b.length bytes from the specified byte array to this output stream.

The write method of CipherOutputStream calls the write method of three arguments with the three arguments b, 0, and b.length.

Parameters
b byte: the data.
Throws
NullPointerException if b is null.
IOException if an I/O error occurs.

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write

Added in API level 1
void write (byte[] b, 
                int off, 
                int len)

Writes len bytes from the specified byte array starting at offset off to this output stream.

Parameters
b byte: the data.
off int: the start offset in the data.
len int: the number of bytes to write.
Throws
IOException if an I/O error occurs.

write

Added in API level 1
void write (int b)

Writes the specified byte to this output stream.

Parameters
b int: the byte.
Throws
IOException if an I/O error occurs.
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