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# Copyright (c) 2015 The Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
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"""
Base Key Class

This module defines the Key class. The Key class is the base class to
represent all encryption keys. The basis for this class was copied
from Java.
"""

import abc

import six


@six.add_metaclass(abc.ABCMeta)
class Key(object):
    """Base class to represent all keys."""

    @abc.abstractmethod
    def get_algorithm(self):
        """Returns the key's algorithm.

        Returns the key's algorithm. For example, "DSA" indicates that this key
        is a DSA key and "AES" indicates that this key is an AES key.
        """
        pass

    @abc.abstractmethod
    def get_format(self):
        """Returns the encoding format.

        Returns the key's encoding format or None if this key is not encoded.
        """
        pass

    @abc.abstractmethod
    def get_encoded(self):
        """Returns the key in the format specified by its encoding."""
        pass