SecurityContext class

The object containing the certificates to trust when making a secure client connection, and the certificate chain and private key to serve from a secure server.

The SecureSocket and SecureServerSocket classes take a SecurityContext as an argument to their connect and bind methods.

Certificates and keys can be added to a SecurityContext from either PEM or PKCS12 containers.

iOS note: Some methods to add, remove, and inspect certificates are not yet implemented. However, the platform's built-in trusted certificates can be used, by way of SecurityContext.defaultContext.

Constructors

SecurityContext({bool withTrustedRoots = false})
Creates a new SecurityContext. [...]
factory

Properties

hashCode → int
The hash code for this object. [...]
read-only, inherited
runtimeType → Type
A representation of the runtime type of the object.
read-only, inherited

Methods

noSuchMethod(Invocation invocation) → dynamic
Invoked when a non-existent method or property is accessed. [...]
inherited
setAlpnProtocols(List<String> protocols, bool isServer) → void
Sets the list of application-level protocols supported by a client connection or server connection. The ALPN (application level protocol negotiation) extension to TLS allows a client to send a list of protocols in the TLS client hello message, and the server to pick one and send the selected one back in its server hello message. [...]
setClientAuthorities(String file, {String password}) → void
Sets the list of authority names that a SecureServerSocket will advertise as accepted when requesting a client certificate from a connecting client. [...]
setClientAuthoritiesBytes(List<int> authCertBytes, {String password}) → void
Sets the list of authority names that a SecureServerSocket will advertise as accepted, when requesting a client certificate from a connecting client. [...]
setTrustedCertificates(String file, {String password}) → void
Sets the set of trusted X509 certificates used by SecureSocket client connections, when connecting to a secure server. [...]
setTrustedCertificatesBytes(List<int> certBytes, {String password}) → void
Sets the set of trusted X509 certificates used by SecureSocket client connections, when connecting to a secure server. [...]
toString() → String
Returns a string representation of this object.
inherited
useCertificateChain(String file, {String password}) → void
Sets the chain of X509 certificates served by SecureServerSocket when making secure connections, including the server certificate. [...]
useCertificateChainBytes(List<int> chainBytes, {String password}) → void
Sets the chain of X509 certificates served by SecureServerSocket when making secure connections, including the server certificate. [...]
usePrivateKey(String file, {String password}) → void
Sets the private key for a server certificate or client certificate. [...]
usePrivateKeyBytes(List<int> keyBytes, {String password}) → void
Sets the private key for a server certificate or client certificate. [...]

Operators

operator ==(Object other) → bool
The equality operator. [...]
inherited

Static Properties

alpnSupported → bool
Whether the platform supports ALPN. This always returns true and will be removed in a future release.
read-only
defaultContext SecurityContext
Secure networking classes with an optional context parameter use the defaultContext object if the parameter is omitted. This object can also be accessed, and modified, directly. Each isolate has a different defaultContext object. The defaultContext object uses a list of well-known trusted certificate authorities as its trusted roots. On Linux and Windows, this list is taken from Mozilla, who maintains it as part of Firefox. On, MacOS, iOS, and Android, this list comes from the trusted certificates stores built in to the platforms.
read-only