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Inside Java™ 2 Platform Security: Architecture, API Design, and Implementation, Second Edition by Mary Dageforde, Gary Ellison, Li Gong

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10.7. Standard Names

Whether in Java documentation or code, algorithms, certificates, and keystore types are referred to by specialized names. These names are not chosen randomly but rather according to adopted standards. This section lists the names used and explains their backgrounds.

In some cases, naming conventions are suggested for forming names that are not explicitly listed, to facilitate name consistency across provider implementations. Such suggestions use items in angle brackets, such as <digest> and <encryption>, as placeholders to be replaced by specific message digest, encryption algorithm, and other names.

Note: Algorithm, certificate, and keystore type names are treated case insensitively. Thus, for example, “dsa” and “DSA” are ...

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