"keytool -list" Verifying PKCS#12 Files
This section provides a tutorial example on how to merge a private key and its self-signed certificate into a single PKCS#12 file, with can be then encoded as PEM and encrypted with DES.
Since Java SE "keytool" command support PKCS#12 files,
I want to try it with my PKCS#12 file, openssl_key_crt.p12, created by "OpenSSL"
with the following tests:
- Use "keytool -list" command to display what's in the PKCS#12 file.
- "keytool -exportcert" command only exports the self-signed certificate from a PrivateKeyEntry in a keystore.
My command session was recorded as blow:
>keytool -list -keystore openssl_key_crt.p12 -storetype pkcs12
Keystore type: PKCS12
Keystore provider: SunJSSE
Your keystore contains 1 entry
openssl_key_crt, Jul 29, 2007, PrivateKeyEntry,
Certificate fingerprint (MD5): 1D:D4:AC:96:53:25:9F:1A:D0:A7:46:6C...
>keytool -exportcert -keystore openssl_key_crt.p12 -storetype pkcs12
-storepass p12pass -alias openssl_key_crt
-file keytool_openssl_crt.pem -rfc
Certificate stored in file <keytool_openssl_crt.pem>
Notes on the commands and options I used:
- "keytool -list" command lists what's in the keystore file.
- "-keystore openssl_key_crt.p12" option specifies the keystore file, a PKCS#12 file generated by "OpenSSL".
- "-storetype pkcs12" option specifies the type of the keystore file, "jks" or "pkcs12".
- "-storepass p12pass" option specifies the password to open the keystore file.
- "keytool -exportcert" command exports the self-signed certificate out of the keystore file.
- "-rfc" option tells keytool to write the certificate file with PEM (RFC1421) encoding.
The tests were successful and helped me to learn that:
- The PKCS#12 file generated by "OpenSSL" does meet the PKCS#12 standard.
- "OpenSSL" and "keytool" can share keystore files in PKCS#12 format.
As an exercise, you can open "openssl_crt.pem" and "keytool_openssl_crt.pem".
They should contain the same Base64 encoded strings.
In the next section, I want to try to convert the PKCS#12 file to a JKS (Java KeyStore) file.
Last update: 2013.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Cryptography Basic Concepts
Introduction to AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)
Introduction to DES Algorithm
DES Algorithm - Illustrated with Java Programs
DES Algorithm Java Implementation
DES Algorithm - Java Implementation in JDK JCE
DES Encryption Operation Modes
DES in Stream Cipher Modes
PHP Implementation of DES - mcrypt
Blowfish - 8-Byte Block Cipher
Secret Key Generation and Management
Cipher - Secret Key Encryption and Decryption
Introduction of RSA Algorithm
RSA Implementation using java.math.BigInteger Class
Introduction of DSA (Digital Signature Algorithm)
Java Default Implementation of DSA
Private key and Public Key Pair Generation
PKCS#8/X.509 Private/Public Encoding Standards
Cipher - Public Key Encryption and Decryption
MD5 Mesasge Digest Algorithm
SHA1 Mesasge Digest Algorithm
OpenSSL Introduction and Installation
OpenSSL Generating and Managing RSA Keys
OpenSSL Managing Certificates
OpenSSL Generating and Signing CSR
OpenSSL Validating Certificate Path
"keytool" and "keystore" from JDK
"OpenSSL" Signing CSR Generated by "keytool"
Migrating Keys from "keystore" to "OpenSSL" Key Files
Certificate X.509 Standard and DER/PEM Formats
►Migrating Keys from "OpenSSL" Key Files to "keystore"
What Is PKCS#8?
What Is PKCS#12?
"openssl genrsa" Generating Private Key
"openssl pkcs8" Converting Keys to PKCS#8 Format
"openssl pkcs12" Merging Key with Certificate
►"keytool -list" Verifying PKCS#12 Files
"keytool -importkeystore" Importing PKCS#12 Files
Summary - Migrating "OpenSSL" Keys to "keystore"
Summary - Migrating "keystore" Keys to "OpenSSL"
Using Certificates in IE (Internet Explorer)
Using Certificates in Firefox
Using Certificates in Google Chrome
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