JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.4.2
Class PKIXCertPathBuilderResult

All Implemented Interfaces:
CertPathBuilderResult, CertPathValidatorResult, Cloneable

public class PKIXCertPathBuilderResult
extends PKIXCertPathValidatorResult
implements CertPathBuilderResult

This class represents the successful result of the PKIX certification path builder algorithm. All certification paths that are built and returned using this algorithm are also validated according to the PKIX certification path validation algorithm.

Instances of PKIXCertPathBuilderResult are returned by the build method of CertPathBuilder objects implementing the PKIX algorithm.

All PKIXCertPathBuilderResult objects contain the certification path constructed by the build algorithm, the valid policy tree and subject public key resulting from the build algorithm, and a TrustAnchor describing the certification authority (CA) that served as a trust anchor for the certification path.

Concurrent Access

Unless otherwise specified, the methods defined in this class are not thread-safe. Multiple threads that need to access a single object concurrently should synchronize amongst themselves and provide the necessary locking. Multiple threads each manipulating separate objects need not synchronize.

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Constructor Summary
PKIXCertPathBuilderResult(CertPath certPath, TrustAnchor trustAnchor, PolicyNode policyTree, PublicKey subjectPublicKey)
          Creates an instance of PKIXCertPathBuilderResult containing the specified parameters.
Method Summary
 CertPath getCertPath()
          Returns the built and validated certification path.
 String toString()
          Return a printable representation of this PKIXCertPathBuilderResult.
Methods inherited from class
clone, getPolicyTree, getPublicKey, getTrustAnchor
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
Methods inherited from interface

Constructor Detail


public PKIXCertPathBuilderResult(CertPath certPath,
                                 TrustAnchor trustAnchor,
                                 PolicyNode policyTree,
                                 PublicKey subjectPublicKey)
Creates an instance of PKIXCertPathBuilderResult containing the specified parameters.

certPath - the validated CertPath
trustAnchor - a TrustAnchor describing the CA that served as a trust anchor for the certification path
policyTree - the immutable valid policy tree, or null if there are no valid policies
subjectPublicKey - the public key of the subject
NullPointerException - if the certPath, trustAnchor or subjectPublicKey parameters are null
Method Detail


public CertPath getCertPath()
Returns the built and validated certification path. The CertPath object does not include the trust anchor. Instead, use the getTrustAnchor() method to obtain the TrustAnchor that served as the trust anchor for the certification path.

Specified by:
getCertPath in interface CertPathBuilderResult
the built and validated CertPath (never null)


public String toString()
Return a printable representation of this PKIXCertPathBuilderResult.

toString in class PKIXCertPathValidatorResult
a String describing the contents of this PKIXCertPathBuilderResult

JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.4.2

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