DHParameterSpec

public class DHParameterSpec extends Object
implements AlgorithmParameterSpec

This class specifies the set of parameters used with the Diffie-Hellman algorithm, as specified in PKCS #3: Diffie-Hellman Key-Agreement Standard.

A central authority generates parameters and gives them to the two entities seeking to generate a secret key. The parameters are a prime p, a base g, and optionally the length in bits of the private value, l.

It is possible that more than one instance of parameters may be generated by a given central authority, and that there may be more than one central authority. Indeed, each individual may be its own central authority, with different entities having different parameters.

Note that this class does not perform any validation on specified parameters. Thus, the specified values are returned directly even if they are null.

Public Constructor Summary

DHParameterSpec(BigInteger p, BigInteger g)
Constructs a parameter set for Diffie-Hellman, using a prime modulus p and a base generator g.
DHParameterSpec(BigInteger p, BigInteger g, int l)
Constructs a parameter set for Diffie-Hellman, using a prime modulus p, a base generator g, and the size in bits, l, of the random exponent (private value).

Public Method Summary

BigInteger
getG()
Returns the base generator g.
int
getL()
Returns the size in bits, l, of the random exponent (private value).
BigInteger
getP()
Returns the prime modulus p.

Inherited Method Summary

Public Constructors

public DHParameterSpec (BigInteger p, BigInteger g)

Constructs a parameter set for Diffie-Hellman, using a prime modulus p and a base generator g.

Parameters
p the prime modulus
g the base generator

public DHParameterSpec (BigInteger p, BigInteger g, int l)

Constructs a parameter set for Diffie-Hellman, using a prime modulus p, a base generator g, and the size in bits, l, of the random exponent (private value).

Parameters
p the prime modulus
g the base generator
l the size in bits of the random exponent (private value)

Public Methods

public BigInteger getG ()

Returns the base generator g.

Returns
  • the base generator g

public int getL ()

Returns the size in bits, l, of the random exponent (private value).

Returns
  • the size in bits, l, of the random exponent (private value), or 0 if this size has not been set

public BigInteger getP ()

Returns the prime modulus p.

Returns
  • the prime modulus p