Interface KeyInfo

All Superinterfaces:
XMLStructure

public interface KeyInfo
extends XMLStructure
A representation of the XML KeyInfo element as defined in the W3C Recommendation for XML-Signature Syntax and Processing. A KeyInfo contains a list of XMLStructures, each of which contain information that enables the recipient(s) to obtain the key needed to validate an XML signature. The XML Schema Definition is defined as:
 <element name="KeyInfo" type="ds:KeyInfoType"/>
 <complexType name="KeyInfoType" mixed="true">
   <choice maxOccurs="unbounded">
     <element ref="ds:KeyName"/>
     <element ref="ds:KeyValue"/>
     <element ref="ds:RetrievalMethod"/>
     <element ref="ds:X509Data"/>
     <element ref="ds:PGPData"/>
     <element ref="ds:SPKIData"/>
     <element ref="ds:MgmtData"/>
     <any processContents="lax" namespace="##other"/>
     <!-- (1,1) elements from (0,unbounded) namespaces -->
   </choice>
   <attribute name="Id" type="ID" use="optional"/>
 </complexType>
 
A KeyInfo instance may be created by invoking one of the newKeyInfo methods of the KeyInfoFactory class, and passing it a list of one or more XMLStructures and an optional id parameter; for example:
   KeyInfoFactory factory = KeyInfoFactory.getInstance("DOM");
   KeyInfo keyInfo = factory.newKeyInfo
      (Collections.singletonList(factory.newKeyName("Alice"), "keyinfo-1"));
 

KeyInfo objects can also be marshalled to XML by invoking the marshal method.

Since:
1.6
See Also:
KeyInfoFactory.newKeyInfo(List), KeyInfoFactory.newKeyInfo(List, String)
  • Method Details

    • getContent

      List<XMLStructure> getContent()
      Returns an unmodifiable list containing the key information. Each entry of the list is an XMLStructure.

      If there is a public subclass representing the type of XMLStructure, it is returned as an instance of that class (ex: an X509Data element would be returned as an instance of X509Data).

      Returns:
      an unmodifiable list of one or more XMLStructures in this KeyInfo. Never returns null or an empty list.
    • getId

      String getId()
      Return the optional Id attribute of this KeyInfo, which may be useful for referencing this KeyInfo from other XML structures.
      Returns:
      the Id attribute of this KeyInfo (may be null if not specified)
    • marshal

      void marshal(XMLStructure parent, XMLCryptoContext context) throws MarshalException
      Marshals the key info to XML.
      Parameters:
      parent - a mechanism-specific structure containing the parent node that the marshalled key info will be appended to
      context - the XMLCryptoContext containing additional context (may be null if not applicable)
      Throws:
      ClassCastException - if the type of parent or context is not compatible with this key info
      MarshalException - if the key info cannot be marshalled
      NullPointerException - if parent is null