Module java.base
Package java.security

Class Identity

java.lang.Object
java.security.Identity
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Principal
Direct Known Subclasses:
IdentityScope, Signer

@Deprecated(since="1.2", forRemoval=true) public abstract class Identity extends Object implements Principal, Serializable
Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
This class is deprecated and subject to removal in a future version of Java SE. It has been replaced by java.security.KeyStore, the java.security.cert package, and java.security.Principal.

This class represents identities: real-world objects such as people, companies or organizations whose identities can be authenticated using their public keys. Identities may also be more abstract (or concrete) constructs, such as daemon threads or smart cards.

All Identity objects have a name and a public key. Names are immutable. Identities may also be scoped. That is, if an Identity is specified to have a particular scope, then the name and public key of the Identity are unique within that scope.

An Identity also has a set of certificates (all certifying its own public key). The Principal names specified in these certificates need not be the same, only the key.

An Identity can be subclassed, to include postal and email addresses, telephone numbers, images of faces and logos, and so on.

Since:
1.1
See Also:
IdentityScope, Signer, Principal, Serialized Form
  • Constructor Summary

    Constructors
    Modifier
    Constructor
    Description
    protected
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Constructor for serialization only.
     
    Identity​(String name)
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Constructs an identity with the specified name and no scope.
     
    Identity​(String name, IdentityScope scope)
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Constructs an identity with the specified name and scope.
  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type
    Method
    Description
    void
    addCertificate​(Certificate certificate)
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Adds a certificate for this identity.
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Returns a copy of all the certificates for this identity.
    final boolean
    equals​(Object identity)
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Tests for equality between the specified object and this identity.
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Returns general information previously specified for this identity.
    final String
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Returns this identity's name.
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Returns this identity's public key.
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Returns this identity's scope.
    int
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Returns a hashcode for this identity.
    protected boolean
    identityEquals​(Identity identity)
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Tests for equality between the specified identity and this identity.
    void
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Removes a certificate from this identity.
    void
    setInfo​(String info)
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Specifies a general information string for this identity.
    void
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Sets this identity's public key.
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Returns a short string describing this identity, telling its name and its scope (if any).
    toString​(boolean detailed)
    Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    Returns a string representation of this identity, with optionally more details than that provided by the toString method without any arguments.

    Methods declared in class java.lang.Object

    clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait

    Methods declared in interface java.security.Principal

    implies
  • Constructor Details

    • Identity

      protected Identity()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Constructor for serialization only.
    • Identity

      public Identity(String name, IdentityScope scope) throws KeyManagementException
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Constructs an identity with the specified name and scope.
      Parameters:
      name - the identity name.
      scope - the scope of the identity.
      Throws:
      KeyManagementException - if there is already an identity with the same name in the scope.
    • Identity

      public Identity(String name)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Constructs an identity with the specified name and no scope.
      Parameters:
      name - the identity name.
  • Method Details

    • getName

      public final String getName()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns this identity's name.
      Specified by:
      getName in interface Principal
      Returns:
      the name of this identity.
    • getScope

      public final IdentityScope getScope()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns this identity's scope.
      Returns:
      the scope of this identity.
    • getPublicKey

      public PublicKey getPublicKey()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns this identity's public key.
      Returns:
      the public key for this identity.
      See Also:
      setPublicKey(java.security.PublicKey)
    • setPublicKey

      public void setPublicKey(PublicKey key) throws KeyManagementException
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Sets this identity's public key. The old key and all of this identity's certificates are removed by this operation.

      First, if there is a security manager, its checkSecurityAccess method is called with "setIdentityPublicKey" as its argument to see if it's ok to set the public key.

      Parameters:
      key - the public key for this identity.
      Throws:
      KeyManagementException - if another identity in the identity's scope has the same public key, or if another exception occurs.
      SecurityException - if a security manager exists and its checkSecurityAccess method doesn't allow setting the public key.
      See Also:
      getPublicKey(), SecurityManager.checkSecurityAccess(java.lang.String)
    • setInfo

      public void setInfo(String info)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Specifies a general information string for this identity.

      First, if there is a security manager, its checkSecurityAccess method is called with "setIdentityInfo" as its argument to see if it's ok to specify the information string.

      Parameters:
      info - the information string.
      Throws:
      SecurityException - if a security manager exists and its checkSecurityAccess method doesn't allow setting the information string.
      See Also:
      getInfo(), SecurityManager.checkSecurityAccess(java.lang.String)
    • getInfo

      public String getInfo()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns general information previously specified for this identity.
      Returns:
      general information about this identity.
      See Also:
      setInfo(java.lang.String)
    • addCertificate

      public void addCertificate(Certificate certificate) throws KeyManagementException
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Adds a certificate for this identity. If the identity has a public key, the public key in the certificate must be the same, and if the identity does not have a public key, the identity's public key is set to be that specified in the certificate.

      First, if there is a security manager, its checkSecurityAccess method is called with "addIdentityCertificate" as its argument to see if it's ok to add a certificate.

      Parameters:
      certificate - the certificate to be added.
      Throws:
      KeyManagementException - if the certificate is not valid, if the public key in the certificate being added conflicts with this identity's public key, or if another exception occurs.
      SecurityException - if a security manager exists and its checkSecurityAccess method doesn't allow adding a certificate.
      See Also:
      SecurityManager.checkSecurityAccess(java.lang.String)
    • removeCertificate

      public void removeCertificate(Certificate certificate) throws KeyManagementException
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Removes a certificate from this identity.

      First, if there is a security manager, its checkSecurityAccess method is called with "removeIdentityCertificate" as its argument to see if it's ok to remove a certificate.

      Parameters:
      certificate - the certificate to be removed.
      Throws:
      KeyManagementException - if the certificate is missing, or if another exception occurs.
      SecurityException - if a security manager exists and its checkSecurityAccess method doesn't allow removing a certificate.
      See Also:
      SecurityManager.checkSecurityAccess(java.lang.String)
    • certificates

      public Certificate[] certificates()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns a copy of all the certificates for this identity.
      Returns:
      a copy of all the certificates for this identity.
    • equals

      public final boolean equals(Object identity)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Tests for equality between the specified object and this identity. This first tests to see if the entities actually refer to the same object, in which case it returns true. Next, it checks to see if the entities have the same name and the same scope. If they do, the method returns true. Otherwise, it calls identityEquals, which subclasses should override.
      Specified by:
      equals in interface Principal
      Overrides:
      equals in class Object
      Parameters:
      identity - the object to test for equality with this identity.
      Returns:
      true if the objects are considered equal, false otherwise.
      See Also:
      identityEquals(java.security.Identity)
    • identityEquals

      protected boolean identityEquals(Identity identity)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Tests for equality between the specified identity and this identity. This method should be overridden by subclasses to test for equality. The default behavior is to return true if the names and public keys are equal.
      Parameters:
      identity - the identity to test for equality with this identity.
      Returns:
      true if the identities are considered equal, false otherwise.
      See Also:
      equals(java.lang.Object)
    • toString

      public String toString()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns a short string describing this identity, telling its name and its scope (if any).

      First, if there is a security manager, its checkSecurityAccess method is called with "printIdentity" as its argument to see if it's ok to return the string.

      Specified by:
      toString in interface Principal
      Overrides:
      toString in class Object
      Returns:
      information about this identity, such as its name and the name of its scope (if any).
      Throws:
      SecurityException - if a security manager exists and its checkSecurityAccess method doesn't allow returning a string describing this identity.
      See Also:
      SecurityManager.checkSecurityAccess(java.lang.String)
    • toString

      public String toString(boolean detailed)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns a string representation of this identity, with optionally more details than that provided by the toString method without any arguments.

      First, if there is a security manager, its checkSecurityAccess method is called with "printIdentity" as its argument to see if it's ok to return the string.

      Parameters:
      detailed - whether or not to provide detailed information.
      Returns:
      information about this identity. If detailed is true, then this method returns more information than that provided by the toString method without any arguments.
      Throws:
      SecurityException - if a security manager exists and its checkSecurityAccess method doesn't allow returning a string describing this identity.
      See Also:
      toString(), SecurityManager.checkSecurityAccess(java.lang.String)
    • hashCode

      public int hashCode()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
      Returns a hashcode for this identity.
      Specified by:
      hashCode in interface Principal
      Overrides:
      hashCode in class Object
      Returns:
      a hashcode for this identity.
      See Also:
      Object.equals(java.lang.Object), System.identityHashCode(java.lang.Object)