Module java.base
Package java.security

Interface PublicKey

All Superinterfaces:
Key, Serializable
All Known Subinterfaces:
DHPublicKey, DSAPublicKey, ECPublicKey, EdECPublicKey, RSAPublicKey, XECPublicKey

public interface PublicKey extends Key

A public key. This interface contains no methods or constants. It merely serves to group (and provide type safety for) all public key interfaces. Note: The specialized public key interfaces extend this interface. See, for example, the DSAPublicKey interface in java.security.interfaces.

Since:
1.1
See Also:
Key, PrivateKey, Certificate, Signature.initVerify(java.security.PublicKey), DSAPublicKey, RSAPublicKey
  • Field Summary

    Fields
    Modifier and Type
    Field
    Description
    static final long
    Deprecated.
    A serialVersionUID field in an interface is ineffectual.
  • Method Summary

    Methods declared in interface java.security.Key

    getAlgorithm, getEncoded, getFormat
  • Field Details

    • serialVersionUID

      @Deprecated static final long serialVersionUID
      Deprecated.
      A serialVersionUID field in an interface is ineffectual. Do not use; no replacement.
      The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization compatibility with a previous version of the class.
      See Also:
      Constant Field Values