PKCS#8 and X.509 Key Encoding Classes

This section describes 2 JDK classes: PKCS8EncodedKeySpec representing the PKCS#8 encoding standard and the X.509 encoding standard.

java.security.spec.PKCS8EncodedKeySpec - A sub class of the EncodedKeySpec class represents the ASN.1 encoding of a private key based on the PKCS#8 encoding standard. It has three methods:

java.security.spec.X509EncodedKeySpec - A sub class of EncodedKeySpec represents the ASN.1 encoding of a private key based on the X.509 encoding standard. It has three methods:

Last update: 2014.

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