PrivateKey

public interface PrivateKey implements Key Destroyable
Known Indirect Subclasses

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.

Constant Summary

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

Inherited Constant Summary

Inherited Method Summary

Constants

public static final long serialVersionUID

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

Constant Value: 6034044314589513430