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Provides interfaces for generating RSA (Rivest, Shamir and
Adleman AsymmetricCipher algorithm)
keys as defined in the RSA Laboratory Technical Note
PKCS#1, and DSA (Digital Signature
Algorithm) keys as defined in NIST's FIPS-186.
Note that these interfaces are intended only for key
implementations whose key material is accessible and 
available. These interfaces are not intended for key 
implementations whose key material resides in 
inaccessible, protected storage (such as in a 
hardware device). 
For more developer information on how to use these 
interfaces, including information on how to design 
<code>Key</code> classes for hardware devices, please refer
to these cryptographic provider developer guides:
  <li><a href=
    <b>How to Implement a Provider for the
    Java<FONT SIZE=-2><SUP>TM</SUP></FONT> Cryptography Architecture

<h2>Package Specification</h2>

  <li>PKCS #1: RSA Encryption Standard, Version 1.5, November 1993 </li>
  <li>Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) 186:
    Digital Signature Standard (DSS) </li>

<h2>Related Documentation</h2>

For further documentation, please see:
    <a href=
      <b>Java<FONT SIZE=-2><SUP>TM</SUP></FONT>
      Cryptography Architecture API Specification and Reference

@since JDK1.1