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I am currently writing some dreaded .NET classes for a client that wants some interfacing with an existing product. So I need to mimic what the SecretKeyFactory does but in C#....*sigh*.
All I want to know is does anyone know what it (SecretKeyFactory) does exactly? Apart from the generic description I found online...
SecretKey key = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance(algorithm).generateSecretKey(keySpec); <---this is the line I need understanding, etc
getInstance(algorithm) will return object according to what algorithm you specified. You can only use certain standard named algorithms such as AES, DES, DESede, etc. There is a list of the standard names somewhere.
As far as the generateSecretKey(keySpec) goes it will actually generate and return the key from the aforementioned object from the getInstance function.