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net.rim.device.api.crypto
Class InitializationVector

java.lang.Object
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  +--net.rim.device.api.crypto.InitializationVector
All Implemented Interfaces:
Persistable, Persistable

public final class InitializationVector
extends Object
implements Persistable

Represents an initialization vector (IV) for block cipher modes. The initialization vector adds randomness to the ciphertext. Thus if the same message is encrypted twice with the same key, the resulting ciphertexts will be different, as long as different initialization vectors are used.

Category:
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

Constructor Summary
 Category: Signed InitializationVector(byte[] data)
          Creates an InitializationVector object using the specified data.
 Category: Signed InitializationVector(byte[] data, int offset, int length)
          Creates an InitializationVector object using the specified section of the data.
 Category: Signed InitializationVector(int length)
          Creates an InitializationVector object with the specified number of bytes of random data.
 
Method Summary
 Category: Signed  boolean equals(Object obj)
          Indicates whether some other object is "equal to" this one.
 Category: Signed  byte[] getData()
          Returns a copy of the initialization vector data.
 Category: Signed  int getLength()
          Returns the length of the initialization vector in bytes.
 Category: Signed  int hashCode()
          Returns a hash code value for the object.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
getClass, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

InitializationVector

public InitializationVector(byte[] data)
Creates an InitializationVector object using the specified data.

Parameters:
data - A byte array containing the initialization vector data to use.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
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.

InitializationVector

public InitializationVector(byte[] data,
                            int offset,
                            int length)
Creates an InitializationVector object using the specified section of the data.

Parameters:
data - The array containing the IV data.
offset - the starting offset of the data in the array.
length - the length of data to use as the IV.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
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.

InitializationVector

public InitializationVector(int length)
Creates an InitializationVector object with the specified number of bytes of random data.

Parameters:
length - The number of bytes to use.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
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 Object
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:
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.

getData

public byte[] getData()
Returns a copy of the initialization vector data.

Returns:
A byte array containing a copy of the initialization vector.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
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.

getLength

public int getLength()
Returns the length of the initialization vector in bytes.

Returns:
An integer that represents the number of bytes in the initialization vector.
Since:
JDE 3.6.0
Category:
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 Object
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:
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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