Java Platform 1.2


Provides classes and interfaces for parsing and managing certificates.


Interface Summary
X509Extension Interface for an X.509 extension.

Class Summary
Certificate Abstract class for managing a variety of identity certificates.
CertificateFactory This class defines the functionality of a certificate factory, which is used to generate certificate and certificate revocation list (CRL) objects from their encodings.
CertificateFactorySpi This class defines the Service Provider Interface (SPI) for the CertificateFactory class.
CRL This class is an abstraction of certificate revocation lists (CRLs) that have different formats but important common uses.
X509Certificate Abstract class for X.509 certificates.
X509CRL Abstract class for an X.509 Certificate Revocation List (CRL).
X509CRLEntry Abstract class for a revoked certificate in a CRL (Certificate Revocation List).

Exception Summary
CertificateEncodingException Certificate Encoding Exception.
CertificateException This exception indicates one of a variety of certificate problems.
CertificateExpiredException Certificate Expired Exception.
CertificateNotYetValidException Certificate is not yet valid exception.
CertificateParsingException Certificate Parsing Exception.
CRLException CRL (Certificate Revocation List) Exception

Package Description

Provides classes and interfaces for parsing and managing certificates. It contains support for X.509 v3 certificates.

Package Specification

Related Documentation

For information about X.509 certificates, please see:


Java Platform 1.2

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