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package java.security.cert;

import java.security.InvalidAlgorithmParameterException;
import java.security.InvalidParameterException;
import java.security.KeyStore;
import java.security.KeyStoreException;
import java.util.Set;

 * Parameters used as input for the PKIX <code>CertPathBuilder</code> 
 * algorithm.<br />
 * <br />
 * A PKIX <code>CertPathBuilder</code> uses these parameters to {@link 
 * CertPathBuilder#build build} a <code>CertPath</code> which has been 
 * validated according to the PKIX certification path validation algorithm.<br />
 * <br />
 * To instantiate a <code>PKIXBuilderParameters</code> object, an
 * application must specify one or more <i>most-trusted CAs</i> as defined by
 * the PKIX certification path validation algorithm. The most-trusted CA 
 * can be specified using one of two constructors. An application 
 * can call {@link #PKIXBuilderParameters(Set, CertSelector) 
 * PKIXBuilderParameters(Set, CertSelector)}, specifying a 
 * <code>Set</code> of <code>TrustAnchor</code> objects, each of which 
 * identifies a most-trusted CA. Alternatively, an application can call 
 * {@link #PKIXBuilderParameters(KeyStore, CertSelector)
 * PKIXBuilderParameters(KeyStore, CertSelector)}, specifying a 
 * <code>KeyStore</code> instance containing trusted certificate entries, each 
 * of which will be considered as a most-trusted CA.<br />
 * <br />
 * In addition, an application must specify constraints on the target 
 * certificate that the <code>CertPathBuilder</code> will attempt 
 * to build a path to. The constraints are specified as a 
 * <code>CertSelector</code> object. These constraints should provide the 
 * <code>CertPathBuilder</code> with enough search criteria to find the target 
 * certificate. Minimal criteria for an <code>X509Certificate</code> usually 
 * include the subject name and/or one or more subject alternative names.
 * If enough criteria is not specified, the <code>CertPathBuilder</code> 
 * may throw a <code>CertPathBuilderException</code>.<br />
 * <br />
 * <b>Concurrent Access</b><br />
 * <br />
 * 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.
 * @see CertPathBuilder
00050 public class PKIXBuilderParameters extends PKIXParameters
    private int maxPathLength = 5;

     * Creates an instance of <code>PKIXBuilderParameters</code> with
     * the specified <code>Set</code> of most-trusted CAs. 
     * Each element of the set is a {@link TrustAnchor TrustAnchor}.<br />
     * <br />
     * Note that the <code>Set</code> is copied to protect against
     * subsequent modifications.
     * @param trustAnchors a <code>Set</code> of <code>TrustAnchor</code>s
     * @param targetConstraints a <code>CertSelector</code> specifying the 
     * constraints on the target certificate 
     * @exception InvalidAlgorithmParameterException if <code>trustAnchors</code> 
     * is empty <code>(trustAnchors.isEmpty() == true)</code>
     * @exception NullPointerException if <code>trustAnchors</code> is 
     * <code>null</code>
     * @exception ClassCastException if any of the elements of
     * <code>trustAnchors</code> are not of type 
     * <code>java.security.cert.TrustAnchor</code>
00074     public PKIXBuilderParameters(
        Set trustAnchors,
        CertSelector targetConstraints)
    throws InvalidAlgorithmParameterException
    super( trustAnchors );
    setTargetCertConstraints( targetConstraints );

     * Creates an instance of <code>PKIXBuilderParameters</code> that
     * populates the set of most-trusted CAs from the trusted
     * certificate entries contained in the specified <code>KeyStore</code>.
     * Only keystore entries that contain trusted <code>X509Certificate</code>s
     * are considered; all other certificate types are ignored.
     * @param keystore a <code>KeyStore</code> from which the set of 
     * most-trusted CAs will be populated
     * @param targetConstraints a <code>CertSelector</code> specifying the 
     * constraints on the target certificate 
     * @exception KeyStoreException if <code>keystore</code> has not been 
     * initialized
     * @exception InvalidAlgorithmParameterException if <code>keystore</code> does
     * not contain at least one trusted certificate entry
     * @exception NullPointerException if <code>keystore</code> is 
     * <code>null</code>
00102     public PKIXBuilderParameters(KeyStore keystore,
                 CertSelector targetConstraints)
    throws KeyStoreException,
    super( keystore );
    setTargetCertConstraints( targetConstraints );

     * Sets the value of the maximum number of non-self-issued intermediate
     * certificates that may exist in a certification path. A certificate
     * is self-issued if the DNs that appear in the subject and issuer
     * fields are identical and are not empty. Note that the last certificate
     * in a certification path is not an intermediate certificate, and is not
     * included in this limit. Usually the last certificate is an end entity
     * certificate, but it can be a CA certificate. A PKIX 
     * <code>CertPathBuilder</code> instance must not build 
     * paths longer than the length specified.<br />
     * <br />
     * A value of 0 implies that the path can only contain
     * a single certificate. A value of -1 implies that the
     * path length is unconstrained (i.e. there is no maximum).
     * The default maximum path length, if not specified, is 5.
     * Setting a value less than -1 will cause an exception to be thrown.<br />
     * <br />
     * If any of the CA certificates contain the 
     * <code>BasicConstraintsExtension</code>, the value of the
     * <code>pathLenConstraint</code> field of the extension overrides
     * the maximum path length parameter whenever the result is a
     * certification path of smaller length.
     * @param maxPathLength the maximum number of non-self-issued intermediate
     *  certificates that may exist in a certification path
     * @exception InvalidParameterException if <code>maxPathLength</code> is set 
     *  to a value less than -1
     * @see #getMaxPathLength
00142     public void setMaxPathLength(int maxPathLength)
    if ( maxPathLength < -1 )
        throw new InvalidParameterException("the maximum path length parameter can not be less than -1");
    this.maxPathLength = maxPathLength;

     * Returns the value of the maximum number of intermediate non-self-issued
     * certificates that may exist in a certification path. See
     * the {@link #setMaxPathLength} method for more details.
     * @return the maximum number of non-self-issued intermediate certificates 
     *  that may exist in a certification path, or -1 if there is no limit
     * @see #setMaxPathLength
00159     public int getMaxPathLength()
    return maxPathLength;

     * Returns a formatted string describing the parameters.
     * @return a formatted string describing the parameters
00169     public String toString()
    StringBuffer s = new StringBuffer();
    s.append( "PKIXBuilderParameters [\n" );
    s.append( super.toString() );
    s.append( "  Maximum Path Length: " );
    s.append( getMaxPathLength() );
    s.append( "\n]\n" );
    return s.toString();

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