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IKeyAgreementParty.java

package gnu.crypto.key;

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import java.util.Map;

/**
 * <p>The visible methods of an key agreement protocol participating party.</p>
 *
 * @version $Revision: 1.2 $
 */
00053 public interface IKeyAgreementParty {

   // Constants
   // -------------------------------------------------------------------------

   // Methods
   // -------------------------------------------------------------------------

   /**
    * <p>Returns the canonical name of the key agreement protocol.</p>
    *
    * @return the canonical name of the key agreement protocol.
    */
   String name();

   /**
    * <p>Sets up the instance to operate with specific attributes.</p>
    *
    * @param attributes a map of name-values used by concrete implementations.
    * @throws KeyAgreementException if an exception occurs during the setup.
    */
   void init(Map attributes) throws KeyAgreementException;

   /**
    * <p>Processes an incoming message at one end, generating a message that
    * will be processed by the other party(ies).</p>
    *
    * @param in the incoming message.
    * @return an outgoing message, or <code>null</code> if this is an
    * intermediary step that does not cause any output.
    * @throws KeyAgreementException if an exception occurs during the processing
    * of the incoming message, or during the generation of the outgoing message.
    */
   OutgoingMessage processMessage(IncomingMessage in) throws KeyAgreementException;

   /**
    * <p>Returns <code>true</code> if the party in the key agreement protocol
    * exchange has completed its part of the exchange. If this is the case an
    * {@link IllegalStateException} is thrown for any method invocation except
    * <code>init()</code> or <code>reset()</code>.
    * @return <code>true</code> if this party has completed its part of the key
    * agreement protocol exchange; <code>false</code> otherwise.
    */
   boolean isComplete();

   /**
    * <p>Returns the byte array containing the shared secret as generated by
    * this party.</p>
    *
    * @return the generated shared secret.
    * @throws KeyAgreementException if the key agreement is not yet initialised,
    * or is initialised but the exchange is still in progress.
    */
   byte[] getSharedSecret() throws KeyAgreementException;

   /** Resets this instance for re-use with another set of attributes. */
   void reset();
}

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