|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
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
as their encoding format (see
getFormat), and return the
raw key bytes as the result of a
getEncoded method call. (The
getEncoded methods are inherited
java.security.Key parent interface.)
|long||serialVersionUID||The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization compatibility since J2SE 1.4.|
Inherited Constant Summary
Inherited Method Summary
Returns the standard algorithm name for this key.
Returns the key in its primary encoding format, or null if this key does not support encoding.
Returns the name of the primary encoding format of this key, or null if this key does not support encoding.
public static final long serialVersionUID
The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization compatibility since J2SE 1.4.