Module java.base

Class Signer

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Principal

@Deprecated(since="1.2", forRemoval=true) public abstract class Signer extends Identity
Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
This class is deprecated and subject to removal in a future version of Java SE. It has been replaced by, the package, and
This class is used to represent an Identity that can also digitally sign data.

The management of a signer's private keys is an important and sensitive issue that should be handled by subclasses as appropriate to their intended use.

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