JDK 1.5 'keytool' - keystore File Management Commands

This section describes all commands supported in JDK 1.5 'keytool' tool to manage certificates stored in 'keystore' files.

"keytool" is command line tool included in to manage keys and certificates using "keystore". "keytool" replaces the same functions offered by "javakey" in JDK 1.1. "keytool" offers a number functions through the following major command options:

The above list of "keytool" commands are supported by JDK 1.5. See next section for "keytool" commands supported in JDK 1.6.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Java Tools Terminology

 Installing Java 8 on Windows

 'javac' - The Java Program Compiler

 'java' - The Java Program Launcher

 'jdb' - The Java Debugger

 'jconsole' - Java Monitoring and Management Console

 'jstat' - JVM Statistics Monitoring Tool

 JVM Troubleshooting Tools

 jvisualvm (Java VisualVM) - JVM Visual Tool

 'jar' - The JAR File Tool

 'javap' - The Java Class File Disassembler

'keytool' - Public Key Certificate Tool

 Certificates and Certificate Chains

 'keystore' - Public Key Certificate Storage File

JDK 1.5 'keytool' - keystore File Management Commands

 JDK 1.6 'keytool' - keystore File Management Commands

 Generating Key Pairs and Self-Signed Certificates

 Exporting and Import Certificates

 Cloning Certificates with New Identities

 'native2ascii' - Native-to-ASCII Encoding Converter

 Outdated Tutorials


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