javax.security.auth.Destroyable

Vincent Ryan vincent.x.ryan at oracle.com
Fri Jun 14 10:17:49 PDT 2013


Thanks Mike. Both those classes were extended, as you suggest, for JDK 8:
  http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8/jdk8/jdk/rev/8ee6d45348ba

A separate effort is also underway to enhance the classes that implement
SecretKey and PrivateKey.

Applications may first check whether a key class is an instance of Destroyable
or they may call the key's destroy method and handle the possible exception.


On 14 Jun 2013, at 17:42, Michael StJohns wrote:

> Generic questions for possible future work:
> 
> As a general guideline, would it make sense to add javax.security.auth.Destroyable to the set of interfaces for SecretKey and PrivateKey implementation objects where possible?
> 
> Should the methods that use secret and private keys check to see if those keys implement the Destroyable interface to see if they should call isDestroyed() from that interface prior to using the key?
> 
> Mike
> 

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