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Programming Wireless Devices with the Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition, Second Edition by Jim Holliday - Editor, Aleksi Uotila, Mark Patel, Jyri Huopaniemi, Jim Van Peursem, Antero Taivalsaari, Roger Riggs

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18.5. Establishing Trust for MIDlet Suites by Using X.509 PKI

The mechanisms for signing and authenticating MIDlet suites are based on Internet standards for public key cryptography RFC 2437 [reference 6], RFC 2459 [reference 7], RFC 2560 [reference 8], and WAPCERT [reference 15].

A developer can put a digital signature of the MIDlet suite's JAR and a certificate in the MIDlet suite's application descriptor. A digital signature is a piece of data, created with the private key of a private-public key pair, that ensures the JAR has not been tampered with.

A certificate contains the corresponding public key that can be used to check the digital signature in the JAR and the signature of an entity that vouches that the public key in the certificate ...

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