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package org.apache.sshd.common;

import java.security.KeyPair;

/**
 * Provider for key pairs.  This provider is used on the server side to provide
 * the host key, or on the client side to provide the user key.
 *
 * @author <a href="mailto:dev@mina.apache.org">Apache MINA SSHD Project</a>
 */

public interface KeyPairProvider {

    /**
     * SSH identifier for RSA keys
     */

    String SSH_RSA = "ssh-rsa";

    /**
     * SSH identifier for DSA keys
     */

    String SSH_DSS = "ssh-dss";

    /**
     * SSH identifier for EC keys in NIST curve P-256
     */

    String ECDSA_SHA2_NISTP256 = "ecdsa-sha2-nistp256";

    /**
     * SSH identifier for EC keys in NIST curve P-384
     */

    String ECDSA_SHA2_NISTP384 = "ecdsa-sha2-nistp384";

    /**
     * SSH identifier for EC keys in NIST curve P-521
     */

    String ECDSA_SHA2_NISTP521 = "ecdsa-sha2-nistp521";

    /**
     * Load available keys.
     *
     * @return an array of available keys, never <code>null</code>
     */

    Iterable<KeyPair> loadKeys();

    /**
     * Load a key of the specified type which can be "ssh-rsa", "ssh-dss", or
     * "ecdsa-sha2-nistp{256,384,521}". If there is no key of this type, return
     * <code>null</code>
     *
     * @param type
     *            the type of key to load
     * @return a valid key pair or <code>null</code>
     */

    KeyPair loadKey(String type);

    /**
     * Return a comma separated list of the key types available
     *
     * @return the list of key availables
     */

    String getKeyTypes();
}