Class DSSKeyPairPKCS8Codec

Implemented Interfaces:

public class DSSKeyPairPKCS8Codec
extends Object
implements IKeyPairCodec

An implementation of an IKeyPairCodec that knows how to encode / decode PKCS#8 ASN.1 external representation of DSS private keys.

Fields inherited from interface


Method Summary

decodePrivateKey(byte[] input)
decodePublicKey(byte[] input)
encodePrivateKey(PrivateKey key)
Returns the PKCS#8 ASN.1 PrivateKeyInfo representation of a DSA private key.
encodePublicKey(PublicKey key)

Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

clone, equals, extends Object> getClass, finalize, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Method Details


public PrivateKey decodePrivateKey(byte[] input)
Specified by:
decodePrivateKey in interface IKeyPairCodec
input - the byte array to unmarshall into a valid DSS PrivateKey instance. MUST NOT be null.
a new instance of a DSSPrivateKey decoded from the PrivateKeyInfo material fed as input.


public PublicKey decodePublicKey(byte[] input)
Specified by:
decodePublicKey in interface IKeyPairCodec
InvalidParameterException - ALWAYS.


public byte[] encodePrivateKey(PrivateKey key)
Returns the PKCS#8 ASN.1 PrivateKeyInfo representation of a DSA private key. The ASN.1 specification is as follows:
   PrivateKeyInfo ::= SEQUENCE {
     version              INTEGER, -- MUST be 0
     privateKeyAlgorithm  AlgorithmIdentifier,
     privateKey           OCTET STRING

   AlgorithmIdentifier ::= SEQUENCE {
     algorithm   OBJECT IDENTIFIER,
     parameters  ANY DEFINED BY algorithm OPTIONAL

   DssParams ::= SEQUENCE {
     p   INTEGER,
     q   INTEGER,
     g   INTEGER
Specified by:
encodePrivateKey in interface IKeyPairCodec
the DER encoded form of the ASN.1 representation of the PrivateKeyInfo field in an X.509 certificate.


public byte[] encodePublicKey(PublicKey key)
Specified by:
encodePublicKey in interface IKeyPairCodec
InvalidParameterException - ALWAYS.


public int getFormatID()
Specified by:
getFormatID in interface IKeyPairCodec -- PKCS#8 Encoding/Decoding handler Copyright (C) 2006, 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This file is part of GNU Classpath. GNU Classpath is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version. GNU Classpath is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with GNU Classpath; see the file COPYING. If not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA. Linking this library statically or dynamically with other modules is making a combined work based on this library. Thus, the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License cover the whole combination. As a special exception, the copyright holders of this library give you permission to link this library with independent modules to produce an executable, regardless of the license terms of these independent modules, and to copy and distribute the resulting executable under terms of your choice, provided that you also meet, for each linked independent module, the terms and conditions of the license of that module. An independent module is a module which is not derived from or based on this library. If you modify this library, you may extend this exception to your version of the library, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your version.