corda / net.corda.core.identity / AbstractParty

AbstractParty

@DoNotImplement abstract class AbstractParty : Destination

An AbstractParty contains the common elements of Party and AnonymousParty, specifically the owning key of the party. In most cases Party or AnonymousParty should be used, depending on use-case.

Constructors

<init>

AbstractParty(owningKey: PublicKey)

An AbstractParty contains the common elements of Party and AnonymousParty, specifically the owning key of the party. In most cases Party or AnonymousParty should be used, depending on use-case.

Properties

owningKey

val owningKey: PublicKey

Functions

equals

open fun equals(other: Any?): Boolean

Anonymised parties do not include any detail apart from owning key, so equality is dependent solely on the key

hashCode

open fun hashCode(): Int

nameOrNull

abstract fun nameOrNull(): CordaX500Name?

ref

abstract fun ref(bytes: OpaqueBytes): PartyAndReference
fun ref(vararg bytes: Byte): PartyAndReference

Build a reference to something being stored or issued by a party e.g. in a vault or (more likely) on their normal ledger.

Extension Functions

contextLogger

fun Any.contextLogger(): Logger

When called from a companion object, returns the logger for the enclosing class.

Inheritors

AnonymousParty

class AnonymousParty : Destination, AbstractParty

The AnonymousParty class contains enough information to uniquely identify a Party while excluding private information such as name. It is intended to represent a party on the distributed ledger.

Party

class Party : Destination, AbstractParty

The Party class represents an entity on the network, which is typically identified by a legal name and public key that it can sign transactions under. As parties may use multiple keys for signing and, for example, have offline backup keys, the "public key" of a party can be represented by a composite construct – a CompositeKey, which combines multiple cryptographic public key primitives into a tree structure.