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Added in API level 1

SecretKey

public interface SecretKey
implements Key

javax.crypto.SecretKey
Known Indirect Subclasses


A secret (symmetric) key.

This interface contains no methods or constants. Its only purpose is to group (and provide type safety for) secret keys.

Provider implementations of this interface must overwrite the equals and hashCode methods inherited from java.lang.Object, so that secret keys are compared based on their underlying key material and not based on reference.

Keys that implement this interface return the string RAW as their encoding format (see getFormat), and return the raw key bytes as the result of a getEncoded method call. (The getFormat and getEncoded methods are inherited from the java.security.Key parent interface.)

See also:

Summary

Constants

long serialVersionUID

The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization compatibility since J2SE 1.4.

Inherited constants

From interface java.security.Key

Inherited methods

From interface java.security.Key

Constants

serialVersionUID

Added in API level 1
long serialVersionUID

The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization compatibility since J2SE 1.4.

Constant Value: -4795878709595146952 (0xbd719db928b8f538)

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