Java Signature getInstance() method

Java 8ProgrammingObject Oriented Programming

A signature object that can implement the required signature algorithm can be obtained using the method getInstance() in the class java.security.Signature. This method requires a single parameter i.e. the standard algorithm name and it returns the signature object.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows −

Example

 Live Demo

import java.security.*;
import java.util.*;
public class Demo {
   public static void main(String[] argv) {
      try {
         Signature signature = Signature.getInstance("SHA256withRSA");
         String str = signature.toString();
         System.out.println(str);
      } catch (NoSuchAlgorithmException e) {
         System.out.println("Error!!! NoSuchAlgorithmException");
      }
   }
}

Output

Signature object: SHA256withRSA<not initialized>

Now let us understand the above program.

The method getInstance() is used to obtain the signature object that can implement the required signature algorithm. Then the string representation for the signature object is displayed. If the algorithm name is wrong, then the exception NoSuchAlgorithmException is thrown. A code snippet that demonstrates is given as follows −

try {
   Signature signature = Signature.getInstance("SHA256withRSA");
   String str = signature.toString();
   System.out.println(str);
} catch (NoSuchAlgorithmException e) {
   System.out.println("Error!!! NoSuchAlgorithmException");
}
raja
Published on 12-Mar-2019 10:37:35
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