SHOW Signed SHOW CryptoExtensionAPI

net.rim.device.api.crypto
Interface CryptoToken

All Superinterfaces:
Persistable, Persistable
All Known Subinterfaces:
AsymmetricCryptoToken, SymmetricCryptoToken

public interface CryptoToken
extends Persistable

Defines a crypto token.

Crypto tokens are used to store and distribute crypotgraphic information.

Category:
CryptoExtensionAPI: This element is part of the Crypto Extension API. These APIs are intended for parties interested in extending the security provider frameworks, such as integrating a new security medium.
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed clients. If you intend to use this element, please contact RIM to establish the necessary agreements that will allow you to have your COD files signed. Signing is only required for use on the device, development under the JDE can occur without signing the CODs.

Since:
JDE 3.6.0

Method Summary
 Category: CryptoExtensionAPI Category: Signed  String getAlgorithm()
          Returns the algorithm supported by this token, eg "EC" or "RSA".
 Category: CryptoExtensionAPI Category: Signed  boolean providesUserAuthentication()
          Returns true if the token provides its own user authentication checks, eg a smartcard will prompt for a password before allowing access to the keys.
 

Method Detail

getAlgorithm

public String getAlgorithm()
Returns the algorithm supported by this token, eg "EC" or "RSA".

Returns:
A String that represents the name of the algorithm.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
CryptoExtensionAPI: This element is part of the Crypto Extension API. These APIs are intended for parties interested in extending the security provider frameworks, such as integrating a new security medium.
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed clients. If you intend to use this element, please contact RIM to establish the necessary agreements that will allow you to have your COD files signed. Signing is only required for use on the device, development under the JDE can occur without signing the CODs.

providesUserAuthentication

public boolean providesUserAuthentication()
Returns true if the token provides its own user authentication checks, eg a smartcard will prompt for a password before allowing access to the keys.

Returns:
true if the user will be authenticated by the token itself.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
CryptoExtensionAPI: This element is part of the Crypto Extension API. These APIs are intended for parties interested in extending the security provider frameworks, such as integrating a new security medium.
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed clients. If you intend to use this element, please contact RIM to establish the necessary agreements that will allow you to have your COD files signed. Signing is only required for use on the device, development under the JDE can occur without signing the CODs.


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