Net::Jabber::Key - Jabber Key Library


  Net::Jabber::Key is a module that provides a developer easy access
  to generating, caching, and comparing keys.

DESCRIPTION is a helper module for the Net::Jabber::Transport.  When the
  Transport talks to a Client it sends a key and expects to get that
  key back from the Client.  This module provides an API to generate,
  cache, and then compare the key send from the Client.

Basic Functions

    $Key = new Net::Jabber::Key();

    $key = $Key->Generate();

    $key = $Key->Create("bob\");

    $test = $Key->Compare("bob\","some key");


Basic Functions

    new(debug=>string,       - creates the Key object.  debug should
        debugfh=>FileHandle,   be set to the path for the debug
        debuglevel=>integer)   log to be written.  If set to "stdout" 
                               then the debug will go there.  Also, you
                               can specify a filehandle that already
                               exists and use that.  debuglevel controls
                               the amount of debug.  0 is none, 1 is
                               normal, 2 is all.

    Generate() - returns a key in Digest SHA1 form based on the current
                 time and the PID.

    Create(cacheString) - generates a key and caches it with the key 
                          of cacheString.  Create returns the key.

    Compare(cacheString, - compares the key stored in the cache under
            keyString)     cacheString with the keyString.  Returns 1
                           if they match, and 0 otherwise.


By Ryan Eatmon in May of 2000 for


This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.