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Class ECKeyPair

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All Implemented Interfaces:
Persistable, Persistable

public final class ECKeyPair
extends KeyPair
implements Persistable

Holds an Elliptic Curve public and private key.

Elliptic Curve cryptography is defined in various standards including P1363 and ANSI X9.62.

Category:
Certicom: This element is part of the Certicom Cryptography APIs. The Certicom Cryptography APIs provide the tools you need, including ECC based algorithms, to integrate high performance data security into your applications, such as public key data encryption and decryption, digital signatures, and data authentication. Since the Certicom Cryptography API is already in the JDE, its use will remove the need for you to engage in time and resource intensive security integration so that you have lower development costs and a faster time to market. Use of the Certicom Cryptography API requires a license from Certicom. Please contact Certicom directly for more information on licensing fees and conditions.

Certicom Contact Information

Phone:613-254-9258

Email: sales@certicom.com

Website: http://www.certicom.com/rim
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.

Since:
JDE 3.6.0
See Also:
ECPublicKey, ECPrivateKey

Constructor Summary
 Category: Certicom Category: Signed ECKeyPair(ECCryptoSystem cryptoSystem)
          Creates a new ECKeyPair object with the given crypto system.
 Category: Certicom Category: Signed ECKeyPair(ECPublicKey publicKey, ECPrivateKey privateKey)
          Creates a new ECKeyPair object using the specified public and private keys.
 
Method Summary
 Category: Certicom Category: Signed  boolean equals(Object obj)
          Indicates whether some other object is "equal to" this one.
 Category: Certicom Category: Signed  ECCryptoSystem getECCryptoSystem()
          Returns the EC crypto system associated with the keys.
 Category: Certicom Category: Signed  ECPrivateKey getECPrivateKey()
          Returns the EC private key associated with this key pair.
 Category: Certicom Category: Signed  ECPublicKey getECPublicKey()
          Returns the EC public key associated with this key pair.
 Category: Certicom Category: Signed  int hashCode()
          Returns a hash code value for the object.
 Category: Certicom Category: Signed  void verify()
          Performs certain integrity checks on the key pair parameters.
 
Methods inherited from class net.rim.device.api.crypto.KeyPair
getCryptoSystem, getPrivateKey, getPublicKey, isVerified, setKeyPair, verified
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
getClass, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ECKeyPair

public ECKeyPair(ECCryptoSystem cryptoSystem)
          throws CryptoTokenException,
                 CryptoUnsupportedOperationException
Creates a new ECKeyPair object with the given crypto system.

Parameters:
cryptoSystem - The crypto system associated with the key pair.
Throws:
CryptoTokenException - Thrown if an error occurs with the crypto token or the crypto token is invalid.
CryptoUnsupportedOperationException - Thrown if a call is made to an unsupported operation.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
Certicom: This element is part of the Certicom Cryptography APIs. The Certicom Cryptography APIs provide the tools you need, including ECC based algorithms, to integrate high performance data security into your applications, such as public key data encryption and decryption, digital signatures, and data authentication. Since the Certicom Cryptography API is already in the JDE, its use will remove the need for you to engage in time and resource intensive security integration so that you have lower development costs and a faster time to market. Use of the Certicom Cryptography API requires a license from Certicom. Please contact Certicom directly for more information on licensing fees and conditions.

Certicom Contact Information

Phone:613-254-9258

Email: sales@certicom.com

Website: http://www.certicom.com/rim
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.


ECKeyPair

public ECKeyPair(ECPublicKey publicKey,
                 ECPrivateKey privateKey)
          throws InvalidKeyPairException
Creates a new ECKeyPair object using the specified public and private keys.

Parameters:
publicKey - The EC public key to use.
privateKey - The EC private key to use.
Throws:
InvalidKeyPairException - Thrown if one or both of the specified keys are invalid.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
Certicom: This element is part of the Certicom Cryptography APIs. The Certicom Cryptography APIs provide the tools you need, including ECC based algorithms, to integrate high performance data security into your applications, such as public key data encryption and decryption, digital signatures, and data authentication. Since the Certicom Cryptography API is already in the JDE, its use will remove the need for you to engage in time and resource intensive security integration so that you have lower development costs and a faster time to market. Use of the Certicom Cryptography API requires a license from Certicom. Please contact Certicom directly for more information on licensing fees and conditions.

Certicom Contact Information

Phone:613-254-9258

Email: sales@certicom.com

Website: http://www.certicom.com/rim
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.

Method Detail

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)
Description copied from class: Object
Indicates whether some other object is "equal to" this one.

The equals method implements an equivalence relation:

  • It is reflexive: for any reference value x, x.equals(x) should return true.
  • It is symmetric: for any reference values x and y, x.equals(y) should return true if and only if y.equals(x) returns true.
  • It is transitive: for any reference values x, y, and z, if x.equals(y) returns true and y.equals(z) returns true, then x.equals(z) should return true.
  • It is consistent: for any reference values x and y, multiple invocations of x.equals(y) consistently return true or consistently return false, provided no information used in equals comparisons on the object is modified.
  • For any non-null reference value x, x.equals(null) should return false.

The equals method for class Object implements the most discriminating possible equivalence relation on objects; that is, for any reference values x and y, this method returns true if and only if x and y refer to the same object (x==y has the value true).

Overrides:
equals in class KeyPair
Since:
JDE 3.6.0

Following copied from class: Object
Parameters:
obj - the reference object with which to compare.
Returns:
true if this object is the same as the obj argument; false otherwise.
See Also:
Boolean.hashCode(), Hashtable
Category:
Certicom: This element is part of the Certicom Cryptography APIs. The Certicom Cryptography APIs provide the tools you need, including ECC based algorithms, to integrate high performance data security into your applications, such as public key data encryption and decryption, digital signatures, and data authentication. Since the Certicom Cryptography API is already in the JDE, its use will remove the need for you to engage in time and resource intensive security integration so that you have lower development costs and a faster time to market. Use of the Certicom Cryptography API requires a license from Certicom. Please contact Certicom directly for more information on licensing fees and conditions.

Certicom Contact Information

Phone:613-254-9258

Email: sales@certicom.com

Website: http://www.certicom.com/rim
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.


getECCryptoSystem

public ECCryptoSystem getECCryptoSystem()
Returns the EC crypto system associated with the keys.

Returns:
The EC crypto system associated with the key pair.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
Certicom: This element is part of the Certicom Cryptography APIs. The Certicom Cryptography APIs provide the tools you need, including ECC based algorithms, to integrate high performance data security into your applications, such as public key data encryption and decryption, digital signatures, and data authentication. Since the Certicom Cryptography API is already in the JDE, its use will remove the need for you to engage in time and resource intensive security integration so that you have lower development costs and a faster time to market. Use of the Certicom Cryptography API requires a license from Certicom. Please contact Certicom directly for more information on licensing fees and conditions.

Certicom Contact Information

Phone:613-254-9258

Email: sales@certicom.com

Website: http://www.certicom.com/rim
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.


getECPrivateKey

public ECPrivateKey getECPrivateKey()
Returns the EC private key associated with this key pair.

Returns:
The EC private key.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
Certicom: This element is part of the Certicom Cryptography APIs. The Certicom Cryptography APIs provide the tools you need, including ECC based algorithms, to integrate high performance data security into your applications, such as public key data encryption and decryption, digital signatures, and data authentication. Since the Certicom Cryptography API is already in the JDE, its use will remove the need for you to engage in time and resource intensive security integration so that you have lower development costs and a faster time to market. Use of the Certicom Cryptography API requires a license from Certicom. Please contact Certicom directly for more information on licensing fees and conditions.

Certicom Contact Information

Phone:613-254-9258

Email: sales@certicom.com

Website: http://www.certicom.com/rim
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.


getECPublicKey

public ECPublicKey getECPublicKey()
Returns the EC public key associated with this key pair.

Returns:
The EC public key.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
Certicom: This element is part of the Certicom Cryptography APIs. The Certicom Cryptography APIs provide the tools you need, including ECC based algorithms, to integrate high performance data security into your applications, such as public key data encryption and decryption, digital signatures, and data authentication. Since the Certicom Cryptography API is already in the JDE, its use will remove the need for you to engage in time and resource intensive security integration so that you have lower development costs and a faster time to market. Use of the Certicom Cryptography API requires a license from Certicom. Please contact Certicom directly for more information on licensing fees and conditions.

Certicom Contact Information

Phone:613-254-9258

Email: sales@certicom.com

Website: http://www.certicom.com/rim
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.


hashCode

public int hashCode()
Description copied from class: Object
Returns a hash code value for the object. This method is supported for the benefit of hashtables such as those provided by java.util.Hashtable.

The general contract of hashCode is:

  • Whenever it is invoked on the same object more than once during an execution of a Java application, the hashCode method must consistently return the same integer, provided no information used in equals comparisons on the object is modified. This integer need not remain consistent from one execution of an application to another execution of the same application.
  • If two objects are equal according to the equals(Object) method, then calling the hashCode method on each of the two objects must produce the same integer result.
  • It is not required that if two objects are unequal according to the Object.equals(java.lang.Object) method, then calling the hashCode method on each of the two objects must produce distinct integer results. However, the programmer should be aware that producing distinct integer results for unequal objects may improve the performance of hashtables.

As much as is reasonably practical, the hashCode method defined by class Object does return distinct integers for distinct objects. (This is typically implemented by converting the internal address of the object into an integer, but this implementation technique is not required by the JavaTM programming language.)

Overrides:
hashCode in class KeyPair
Since:
JDE 3.6.0

Following copied from class: Object
Returns:
a hash code value for this object.
See Also:
Object.equals(java.lang.Object), Hashtable
Category:
Certicom: This element is part of the Certicom Cryptography APIs. The Certicom Cryptography APIs provide the tools you need, including ECC based algorithms, to integrate high performance data security into your applications, such as public key data encryption and decryption, digital signatures, and data authentication. Since the Certicom Cryptography API is already in the JDE, its use will remove the need for you to engage in time and resource intensive security integration so that you have lower development costs and a faster time to market. Use of the Certicom Cryptography API requires a license from Certicom. Please contact Certicom directly for more information on licensing fees and conditions.

Certicom Contact Information

Phone:613-254-9258

Email: sales@certicom.com

Website: http://www.certicom.com/rim
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.


verify

public void verify()
            throws InvalidKeyException,
                   InvalidCryptoSystemException,
                   InvalidKeyPairException,
                   CryptoTokenException,
                   CryptoUnsupportedOperationException
Description copied from class: KeyPair
Performs certain integrity checks on the key pair parameters.

These checks are useful to prevent certain types of attacks that involve modifying the parameters and then using a signed message to calculate the private key parameters.

Overrides:
verify in class KeyPair
Since:
JDE 3.6.0

Following copied from class: KeyPair
Throws:
InvalidKeyException - Thrown when one or both of the keys are of an invalid format.
InvalidCryptoSystemException - Thrown if the specified crypto system is invalid.
InvalidKeyPairException - Thrown when the keys are not related.
CryptoTokenException - Thrown if an error occurs with the crypto token or the crypto token is invalid.
CryptoUnsupportedOperationException - Thrown if a call is made to an unsupported operation.
Category:
Certicom: This element is part of the Certicom Cryptography APIs. The Certicom Cryptography APIs provide the tools you need, including ECC based algorithms, to integrate high performance data security into your applications, such as public key data encryption and decryption, digital signatures, and data authentication. Since the Certicom Cryptography API is already in the JDE, its use will remove the need for you to engage in time and resource intensive security integration so that you have lower development costs and a faster time to market. Use of the Certicom Cryptography API requires a license from Certicom. Please contact Certicom directly for more information on licensing fees and conditions.

Certicom Contact Information

Phone:613-254-9258

Email: sales@certicom.com

Website: http://www.certicom.com/rim
Signed: This element is only accessible by signed applications. If you intend to use this element, please visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/codesigning to obtain a set of code signing keys. Code signing is only required for applications running on BlackBerry smartphones; development on BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators can occur without code signing.




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