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Java Security by Scott Oaks

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Name

Class java.security.Identity

Synopsis

An identity encapsulates public knowledge about an entity (that is, a person or a corporation—or anything that could hold a public key). Identities have names and may hold a public key, along with a certificate chain to validate the public key. An identity may belong to an identity scope, but this feature is optional and is not typically used. This class is deprecated in 1.2.

Class Definition

public abstract class java.security.Identity
	extends java.lang.Object
	implements java.security.Principal, java.io.Serializable {

	// Constructors
	protected Identity();
	public Identity(String);
	public Identity(String, IdentityScope);

	// Instance Methods
	public void addCertificate(Certificate);
	public final boolean equals(Object);
	public Certificate[] certificates();
	public String getInfo();
	public final String getName();
	public PublicKey getPublicKey();
	public final IdentityScope getScope();
	public int hashCode();
	public void removeCertificate(Certificate);
	public void setInfo(String);
	public void setPublicKey(PublicKey);
	public String toString();
	public String toString(boolean);

	// Protected Instance Methods
	protected boolean identityEquals(Identity);
}

See also:

Certificate, IdentityScope, Principal, PublicKey

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