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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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Java Security API

The Java Security API mostly provides cryptography functions and is supplied in the java.security package and its subpackages: java.security.acl, java.security.cert, java.security.interfaces, and java.security.spec. Cryptography literally means the study of secret writing. Modern cryptography forms the basis for computer data encryption, which is the process of making information indecipherable to protect it from unauthorized viewing or use. The Java Security API cryptography functions provide the infrastructure so that you can digitally sign your beans through the process of encryption.

When you create a digital signature, you're using cryptography for authentication, which is the verification of a person's or organization's ...

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