- All Known Subinterfaces:
public interface SecretKey extends Key, Destroyable
Provider implementations of this interface must overwrite the
hashCode methods inherited from
Object, so that secret keys are compared based on
their underlying key material and not based on reference.
Implementations should override the default
isDestroyed methods from the
Destroyable interface to enable
sensitive key information to be destroyed, cleared, or in the case
where such information is immutable, unreferenced.
should also override
to prevent keys that have been destroyed from being serialized.
Keys that implement this interface return the string
as their encoding format (see
getFormat), and return the
raw key bytes as the result of a
getEncoded method call. (The
getEncoded methods are inherited
Key parent interface.)
Field SummaryModifier and TypeFieldDescription
serialVersionUIDfield in an interface is ineffectual.