JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.3.1
Interface PublicKey

All Superinterfaces:
Key, Serializable
All Known Subinterfaces:
DSAPublicKey, RSAPublicKey

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

See Also:
Key, PrivateKey, Certificate, Signature.initVerify(, DSAPublicKey, RSAPublicKey

Field Summary
static long serialVersionUID
Methods inherited from interface
getAlgorithm, getEncoded, getFormat

Field Detail


public static final long serialVersionUID

JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.3.1

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