KeyPairGenerator generateKeyPair() method in Java

Java 8ProgrammingObject Oriented Programming

A key pair can be generated using the generateKeyPair() method in the class java.security.KeyPairGenerator. This method requires no parameters and it returns the key pair that is generated. Every time the generateKeyPair() method is called, it generates a new key pair.

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) throws Exception {
      try {
         KeyPairGenerator kpGenerator = KeyPairGenerator.getInstance("RSA");
         KeyPair keyPair = kpGenerator.generateKeyPair();
         System.out.println(keyPair);
      } catch (NoSuchAlgorithmException e) {
         System.out.println("Error!!! NoSuchAlgorithmException");
      }
   }
}

Output

java.security.KeyPair@12a3a380

Now let us understand the above program.

A key pair is generated using the generateKeyPair() method and then this key pair is displayed. If the algorithm is wrong, then the exception of NoSuchAlgorithmException is thrown. A code snippet that demonstrates is given as follows −

try {
   KeyPairGenerator kpGenerator = KeyPairGenerator.getInstance("RSA");
   KeyPair keyPair = kpGenerator.generateKeyPair();
   System.out.println(keyPair);
} catch (NoSuchAlgorithmException e) {
   System.out.println("Error!!! NoSuchAlgorithmException");
}
raja
Published on 12-Mar-2019 11:28:02

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