Provides classes and interfaces for parsing and managing certificates, certificate revocation lists (CRLs), and certification paths. It contains support for X.509 v3 certificates and X.509 v2 CRLs.
- Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) Reference Guide
- RFC 5280: Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile
- RFC 2560: X.509 Internet Public Key Infrastructure Online Certificate Status Protocol - OCSP
- Java Security Standard Algorithm Names Specification
Related DocumentationFor information about X.509 certificates and CRLs, please see:
InterfaceDescriptionA specification of the result of a certification path builder algorithm.Performs one or more checks on each
CertPath.A specification of certification path algorithm parameters.The reason the validation algorithm failed.A specification of the result of a certification path validator algorithm.A selector that defines a set of criteria for selecting
Certificates.A specification of
CertStoreparameters.A selector that defines a set of criteria for selecting
CRLs.This interface represents an X.509 extension.An immutable valid policy tree node as defined by the PKIX certification path validation algorithm.Interface for an X.509 extension.
ClassDescriptionAbstract class for managing a variety of identity certificates.Alternate Certificate class for serialization.This class defines the functionality of a certificate factory, which is used to generate certificate, certification path (
CertPath) and certificate revocation list (CRL) objects from their encodings.This class defines the Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the
CertificateFactoryclass.An immutable sequence of certificates (a certification path).Alternate
CertPathclass for serialization.A class for building certification paths (also known as certificate chains).The Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the
CertPathBuilderclass.A class for validating certification paths (also known as certificate chains).The Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the
CertPathValidatorclass.A class for retrieving
CRLs from a repository.The Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the
CertStoreclass.Parameters used as input for the Collection
CertStorealgorithm.This class is an abstraction of certificate revocation lists (CRLs) that have different formats but important common uses.Parameters used as input for the LDAP
CertStorealgorithm.Parameters used as input for the PKIX
CertPathBuilderalgorithm.This class represents the successful result of the PKIX certification path builder algorithm.An abstract class that performs one or more checks on an
X509Certificate.This class represents the successful result of the PKIX certification path validation algorithm.Parameters used as input for the PKIX
PKIXCertPathCheckerfor checking the revocation status of certificates with the PKIX algorithm.An immutable policy qualifier represented by the ASN.1 PolicyQualifierInfo structure.A trust anchor or most-trusted Certification Authority (CA).Parameters used as input for
CertStorealgorithms which use information contained in a URI to retrieve certificates and CRLs.Abstract class for X.509 certificates.A
X509Certificatesthat match all specified criteria.Abstract class for an X.509 Certificate Revocation List (CRL).Abstract class for a revoked certificate in a CRL (Certificate Revocation List).A
X509CRLsthat match all specified criteria.
EnumDescriptionThe BasicReason enumerates the potential reasons that a certification path of any type may be invalid.The CRLReason enumeration specifies the reason that a certificate is revoked, as defined in RFC 5280: Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and CRL Profile.The
PKIXReasonenumerates the potential PKIX-specific reasons that an X.509 certification path may be invalid according to the PKIX (RFC 5280) standard.Various revocation options that can be specified for the revocation checking mechanism.
ExceptionDescriptionCertificate Encoding Exception.This exception indicates one of a variety of certificate problems.Certificate Expired Exception.Certificate is not yet valid exception.Certificate Parsing Exception.An exception that indicates an X.509 certificate is revoked.An exception indicating one of a variety of problems encountered when building a certification path with a
CertPathBuilder.An exception indicating one of a variety of problems encountered when validating a certification path.An exception indicating one of a variety of problems retrieving certificates and CRLs from a
CertStore.CRL (Certificate Revocation List) Exception.