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The IKeyPairGenerator Interface

All signature algorithms in GNU Crypto have their corresponding key pair generators, which implement this interface and provide the following methods:

void setup (java.util.Map attributes) throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException Function
Initializes this key pair generator with the given attrubutes. The property names used are algorithm-dependent, and are described in the next section. This method throws a java.lang.IllegalArgumentException if the given attributes are incorrect or incomplete. generate () Function
Generates and returns a new key pair based on the attributes used to configure this instance.

java.lang.String name () Function
Returns the canonical name of the algorithm this class generates key pairs for.