javax.crypto

Class KeyAgreement

  • java.lang.Object
    • javax.crypto.KeyAgreement


  • public class KeyAgreement
    extends java.lang.Object
    This class provides the functionality of a key agreement (or key exchange) protocol.

    The keys involved in establishing a shared secret are created by one of the key generators (KeyPairGenerator or KeyGenerator), a KeyFactory, or as a result from an intermediate phase of the key agreement protocol.

    For each of the correspondents in the key exchange, doPhase needs to be called. For example, if this key exchange is with one other party, doPhase needs to be called once, with the lastPhase flag set to true. If this key exchange is with two other parties, doPhase needs to be called twice, the first time setting the lastPhase flag to false, and the second time setting it to true. There may be any number of parties involved in a key exchange.

    Every implementation of the Java platform is required to support the following standard KeyAgreement algorithm:

    • DiffieHellman
    This algorithm is described in the KeyAgreement section of the Java Cryptography Architecture Standard Algorithm Name Documentation. Consult the release documentation for your implementation to see if any other algorithms are supported.
    Since:
    1.4
    Version:
    1.45, 01/06/04
    Author:
    Jan Luehe
    See Also:
    KeyGenerator, SecretKey
    • Constructor Summary

      Constructors 
      Modifier Constructor and Description
      protected KeyAgreement(KeyAgreementSpi keyAgreeSpi, java.security.Provider provider, java.lang.String algorithm)
      Creates a KeyAgreement object.
    • Method Summary

      All Methods Static Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method and Description
      java.security.Key doPhase(java.security.Key key, boolean lastPhase)
      Executes the next phase of this key agreement with the given key that was received from one of the other parties involved in this key agreement.
      byte[] generateSecret()
      Generates the shared secret and returns it in a new buffer.
      int generateSecret(byte[] sharedSecret, int offset)
      Generates the shared secret, and places it into the buffer sharedSecret, beginning at offset inclusive.
      SecretKey generateSecret(java.lang.String algorithm)
      Creates the shared secret and returns it as a SecretKey object of the specified algorithm.
      java.lang.String getAlgorithm()
      Returns the algorithm name of this KeyAgreement object.
      static KeyAgreement getInstance(java.lang.String algorithm)
      Returns a KeyAgreement object that implements the specified key agreement algorithm.
      static KeyAgreement getInstance(java.lang.String algorithm, java.security.Provider provider)
      Returns a KeyAgreement object that implements the specified key agreement algorithm.
      static KeyAgreement getInstance(java.lang.String algorithm, java.lang.String provider)
      Returns a KeyAgreement object that implements the specified key agreement algorithm.
      java.security.Provider getProvider()
      Returns the provider of this KeyAgreement object.
      void init(java.security.Key key)
      Initializes this key agreement with the given key, which is required to contain all the algorithm parameters required for this key agreement.
      void init(java.security.Key key, java.security.spec.AlgorithmParameterSpec params)
      Initializes this key agreement with the given key and set of algorithm parameters.
      void init(java.security.Key key, java.security.spec.AlgorithmParameterSpec params, java.security.SecureRandom random)
      Initializes this key agreement with the given key, set of algorithm parameters, and source of randomness.
      void init(java.security.Key key, java.security.SecureRandom random)
      Initializes this key agreement with the given key and source of randomness.
      • Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

        clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
    • Constructor Detail

      • KeyAgreement

        protected KeyAgreement(KeyAgreementSpi keyAgreeSpi,
                               java.security.Provider provider,
                               java.lang.String algorithm)
        Creates a KeyAgreement object.
        Parameters:
        keyAgreeSpi - the delegate
        provider - the provider
        algorithm - the algorithm
    • Method Detail

      • getAlgorithm

        public final java.lang.String getAlgorithm()
        Returns the algorithm name of this KeyAgreement object.

        This is the same name that was specified in one of the getInstance calls that created this KeyAgreement object.

        Returns:
        the algorithm name of this KeyAgreement object.
      • getInstance

        public static final KeyAgreement getInstance(java.lang.String algorithm)
                                              throws java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException
        Returns a KeyAgreement object that implements the specified key agreement algorithm.

        This method traverses the list of registered security Providers, starting with the most preferred Provider. A new KeyAgreement object encapsulating the KeyAgreementSpi implementation from the first Provider that supports the specified algorithm is returned.

        Note that the list of registered providers may be retrieved via the Security.getProviders() method.

        Parameters:
        algorithm - the standard name of the requested key agreement algorithm. See Appendix A in the Java Cryptography Extension Reference Guide for information about standard algorithm names.
        Returns:
        the new KeyAgreement object.
        Throws:
        java.lang.NullPointerException - if the specified algorithm is null.
        java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException - if no Provider supports a KeyAgreementSpi implementation for the specified algorithm.
        See Also:
        Provider
      • getInstance

        public static final KeyAgreement getInstance(java.lang.String algorithm,
                                                     java.lang.String provider)
                                              throws java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException,
                                                     java.security.NoSuchProviderException
        Returns a KeyAgreement object that implements the specified key agreement algorithm.

        A new KeyAgreement object encapsulating the KeyAgreementSpi implementation from the specified provider is returned. The specified provider must be registered in the security provider list.

        Note that the list of registered providers may be retrieved via the Security.getProviders() method.

        Parameters:
        algorithm - the standard name of the requested key agreement algorithm. See Appendix A in the Java Cryptography Extension Reference Guide for information about standard algorithm names.
        provider - the name of the provider.
        Returns:
        the new KeyAgreement object.
        Throws:
        java.lang.NullPointerException - if the specified algorithm is null.
        java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException - if a KeyAgreementSpi implementation for the specified algorithm is not available from the specified provider.
        java.security.NoSuchProviderException - if the specified provider is not registered in the security provider list.
        java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if the provider is null or empty.
        See Also:
        Provider
      • getInstance

        public static final KeyAgreement getInstance(java.lang.String algorithm,
                                                     java.security.Provider provider)
                                              throws java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException
        Returns a KeyAgreement object that implements the specified key agreement algorithm.

        A new KeyAgreement object encapsulating the KeyAgreementSpi implementation from the specified Provider object is returned. Note that the specified Provider object does not have to be registered in the provider list.

        Parameters:
        algorithm - the standard name of the requested key agreement algorithm. See Appendix A in the Java Cryptography Extension Reference Guide for information about standard algorithm names.
        provider - the provider.
        Returns:
        the new KeyAgreement object.
        Throws:
        java.lang.NullPointerException - if the specified algorithm is null.
        java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException - if a KeyAgreementSpi implementation for the specified algorithm is not available from the specified Provider object.
        java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if the provider is null.
        See Also:
        Provider
      • getProvider

        public final java.security.Provider getProvider()
        Returns the provider of this KeyAgreement object.
        Returns:
        the provider of this KeyAgreement object
      • init

        public final void init(java.security.Key key)
                        throws java.security.InvalidKeyException
        Initializes this key agreement with the given key, which is required to contain all the algorithm parameters required for this key agreement.

        If this key agreement requires any random bytes, it will get them using the SecureRandom implementation of the highest-priority installed provider as the source of randomness. (If none of the installed providers supply an implementation of SecureRandom, a system-provided source of randomness will be used.)

        Parameters:
        key - the party's private information. For example, in the case of the Diffie-Hellman key agreement, this would be the party's own Diffie-Hellman private key.
        Throws:
        java.security.InvalidKeyException - if the given key is inappropriate for this key agreement, e.g., is of the wrong type or has an incompatible algorithm type.
      • init

        public final void init(java.security.Key key,
                               java.security.SecureRandom random)
                        throws java.security.InvalidKeyException
        Initializes this key agreement with the given key and source of randomness. The given key is required to contain all the algorithm parameters required for this key agreement.

        If the key agreement algorithm requires random bytes, it gets them from the given source of randomness, random. However, if the underlying algorithm implementation does not require any random bytes, random is ignored.

        Parameters:
        key - the party's private information. For example, in the case of the Diffie-Hellman key agreement, this would be the party's own Diffie-Hellman private key.
        random - the source of randomness
        Throws:
        java.security.InvalidKeyException - if the given key is inappropriate for this key agreement, e.g., is of the wrong type or has an incompatible algorithm type.
      • init

        public final void init(java.security.Key key,
                               java.security.spec.AlgorithmParameterSpec params)
                        throws java.security.InvalidKeyException,
                               java.security.InvalidAlgorithmParameterException
        Initializes this key agreement with the given key and set of algorithm parameters.

        If this key agreement requires any random bytes, it will get them using the SecureRandom implementation of the highest-priority installed provider as the source of randomness. (If none of the installed providers supply an implementation of SecureRandom, a system-provided source of randomness will be used.)

        Parameters:
        key - the party's private information. For example, in the case of the Diffie-Hellman key agreement, this would be the party's own Diffie-Hellman private key.
        params - the key agreement parameters
        Throws:
        java.security.InvalidKeyException - if the given key is inappropriate for this key agreement, e.g., is of the wrong type or has an incompatible algorithm type.
        java.security.InvalidAlgorithmParameterException - if the given parameters are inappropriate for this key agreement.
      • init

        public final void init(java.security.Key key,
                               java.security.spec.AlgorithmParameterSpec params,
                               java.security.SecureRandom random)
                        throws java.security.InvalidKeyException,
                               java.security.InvalidAlgorithmParameterException
        Initializes this key agreement with the given key, set of algorithm parameters, and source of randomness.
        Parameters:
        key - the party's private information. For example, in the case of the Diffie-Hellman key agreement, this would be the party's own Diffie-Hellman private key.
        params - the key agreement parameters
        random - the source of randomness
        Throws:
        java.security.InvalidKeyException - if the given key is inappropriate for this key agreement, e.g., is of the wrong type or has an incompatible algorithm type.
        java.security.InvalidAlgorithmParameterException - if the given parameters are inappropriate for this key agreement.
      • doPhase

        public final java.security.Key doPhase(java.security.Key key,
                                               boolean lastPhase)
                                        throws java.security.InvalidKeyException,
                                               java.lang.IllegalStateException
        Executes the next phase of this key agreement with the given key that was received from one of the other parties involved in this key agreement.
        Parameters:
        key - the key for this phase. For example, in the case of Diffie-Hellman between 2 parties, this would be the other party's Diffie-Hellman public key.
        lastPhase - flag which indicates whether or not this is the last phase of this key agreement.
        Returns:
        the (intermediate) key resulting from this phase, or null if this phase does not yield a key
        Throws:
        java.security.InvalidKeyException - if the given key is inappropriate for this phase.
        java.lang.IllegalStateException - if this key agreement has not been initialized.
      • generateSecret

        public final byte[] generateSecret()
                                    throws java.lang.IllegalStateException
        Generates the shared secret and returns it in a new buffer.

        This method resets this KeyAgreement object, so that it can be reused for further key agreements. Unless this key agreement is reinitialized with one of the init methods, the same private information and algorithm parameters will be used for subsequent key agreements.

        Returns:
        the new buffer with the shared secret
        Throws:
        java.lang.IllegalStateException - if this key agreement has not been completed yet
      • generateSecret

        public final int generateSecret(byte[] sharedSecret,
                                        int offset)
                                 throws java.lang.IllegalStateException,
                                        ShortBufferException
        Generates the shared secret, and places it into the buffer sharedSecret, beginning at offset inclusive.

        If the sharedSecret buffer is too small to hold the result, a ShortBufferException is thrown. In this case, this call should be repeated with a larger output buffer.

        This method resets this KeyAgreement object, so that it can be reused for further key agreements. Unless this key agreement is reinitialized with one of the init methods, the same private information and algorithm parameters will be used for subsequent key agreements.

        Parameters:
        sharedSecret - the buffer for the shared secret
        offset - the offset in sharedSecret where the shared secret will be stored
        Returns:
        the number of bytes placed into sharedSecret
        Throws:
        java.lang.IllegalStateException - if this key agreement has not been completed yet
        ShortBufferException - if the given output buffer is too small to hold the secret
      • generateSecret

        public final SecretKey generateSecret(java.lang.String algorithm)
                                       throws java.lang.IllegalStateException,
                                              java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException,
                                              java.security.InvalidKeyException
        Creates the shared secret and returns it as a SecretKey object of the specified algorithm.

        This method resets this KeyAgreement object, so that it can be reused for further key agreements. Unless this key agreement is reinitialized with one of the init methods, the same private information and algorithm parameters will be used for subsequent key agreements.

        Parameters:
        algorithm - the requested secret-key algorithm
        Returns:
        the shared secret key
        Throws:
        java.lang.IllegalStateException - if this key agreement has not been completed yet
        java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException - if the specified secret-key algorithm is not available
        java.security.InvalidKeyException - if the shared secret-key material cannot be used to generate a secret key of the specified algorithm (e.g., the key material is too short)

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