JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.4.2


Provides classes for public key certificates.


Class Summary
Certificate Abstract class for managing a variety of identity certificates.
X509Certificate Abstract class for X.509 v1 certificates.

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.

Package Description

Provides classes for public key certificates.

These classes include a simplified version of the package. These classes were developed as part of the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE). When JSSE was added to the Java 2 SDK, this package was added for backward-compatibility reasons only.

New applications should not use this package, but rather


JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.4.2

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