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QCA::Provider Class Referenceabstract

#include <QtCrypto>

Inherited by ClientSideProvider.


class  Context

Public Member Functions

virtual void configChanged (const QVariantMap &config)
virtual ContextcreateContext (const QString &type)=0
virtual QString credit () const
virtual QVariantMap defaultConfig () const
virtual void deinit ()
virtual QStringList features () const =0
virtual void init ()
virtual QString name () const =0
virtual int qcaVersion () const =0
virtual int version () const

Detailed Description

Algorithm provider.

Provider represents a plugin provider (or as a special case, the built-in provider). This is the class you need to inherit from to create your own plugin. You don't normally need to worry about this class if you are just using existing QCA capabilities and plugins, however there is nothing stopping you from using it to obtain information about specific plugins, as shown in the example below.

aes-cmac.cpp, and providertest.cpp.

Definition at line 764 of file qca_core.h.

Member Function Documentation

◆ configChanged()

virtual void QCA::Provider::configChanged ( const QVariantMap & config)

Method to set the configuration options.

If your provider supports configuration options, you will be advised of user changes to the configuration when this method is called.

configthe new configuration to be used by the provider

◆ createContext()

virtual Context * QCA::Provider::createContext ( const QString & type)
pure virtual
   Routine to create a plugin context

   You need to return a pointer to an algorithm
   Context that corresponds with the algorithm
   name specified.

   \param type the name of the algorithm required


Context *createContext(const QString &type) { if ( type == "sha1" ) return new SHA1Context( this ); else if ( type == "sha256" ) return new SHA0256Context( this ); else if ( type == "hmac(sha1)" ) return new HMACSHA1Context( this ); else return 0; }

Naturally you also need to implement the specified Context subclasses as well.

◆ credit()

virtual QString QCA::Provider::credit ( ) const

Optional credit text for the provider.

You might display this information in a credits or "About" dialog. Returns an empty string if the provider has no credit text. Only report credit text when absolutely required (for example, an "advertisement clause" related to licensing). Do not use it for reporting general author information.

◆ defaultConfig()

virtual QVariantMap QCA::Provider::defaultConfig ( ) const
   Method to set up the default configuration options.

   If your provider needs some configuration options,
   this method allows you to establish default options.
   The user can then change the configuration options
   as required, and set them using configChanged().

   You need to return a QVariantMap that has configuration
   options as the keys, and the default configuration
   as the values, as shown below:

QVariantMap defaultConfig() const { QVariantMap myConfig; myConfig[ "firstOption" ] = QString("firstOptionValue"); myConfig[ "secondOption" ] = true; myConfig[ "thirdOpt" ] = 1243; return myConfig; }

See also
configChanged for how to set the configuration;

◆ deinit()

virtual void QCA::Provider::deinit ( )

Deinitialisation routine.

This routine will be called just before provider destruction. Notably, during QCA shutdown, deinit() will be called on all providers before any of the providers are destructed. Use this opportunity to free any resources that may be used by other providers.

◆ features()

virtual QStringList QCA::Provider::features ( ) const
pure virtual
   The capabilities (algorithms) of the provider.

   Typically you just return a fixed QStringList:

QStringList features() const { QStringList list; list += "sha1"; list += "sha256"; list += "hmac(sha1)"; return list; }

◆ init()

virtual void QCA::Provider::init ( )

Initialisation routine.

This routine will be called when your plugin is loaded, so this is a good place to do any one-off initialisation tasks. If you don't need any initialisation, just implement it as an empty routine.

◆ name()

virtual QString QCA::Provider::name ( ) const
pure virtual
   The name of the provider.

   Typically you just return a string containing a
   convenient name.


QString name() const { return "qca-myplugin"; }

The name is used to tell if a provider is already loaded, so you need to make sure it is unique amongst the various plugins.

◆ qcaVersion()

virtual int QCA::Provider::qcaVersion ( ) const
pure virtual

Target QCA version for the provider.

This is used to verify compatibility between the provider and QCA. For a provider to be used, it must supply major and minor version numbers here that are less-than or equal to the actual QCA version (the patch version number is ignored). This means an older provider may be used with a newer QCA, but a newer provider cannot be used with an older QCA.

◆ version()

virtual int QCA::Provider::version ( ) const

Version number of the plugin.

The format is the same as QCA itself. Version 1.2.3 would be represented as 0x010203.

The default returns 0 (version 0.0.0).

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