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[iaik-jce] PBE: can the generated secret key be retrieved?
I'm trying to evaluate the IAIK PBE implementation
for compatibility with our existing OpenSSL crypto
lib -based implementation. I want to compare keys
generated with OpenSSL to those generated with
the IAIK JCE provider.
With the OpenSSL crypto lib, I can create a key
based on a message digest, a salt and an iteration
count. I can then inspect that key (if I wish)
and use it with the algorithm for which it was
In JCE, you create a PBEKeySpec with the password,
but the salt and the iteration count are specified
in the AlgorithmParameterSpec object which is
used to initialize the Cipher object. From what
I can see, the computed key can never be obtained.
I have to assume this is intentional. Am I correct?
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