'keystore' - Public Key Certificate Storage File
This section describes what is a 'keystore' file and what features are supported on 'keystore' files.
"keystore" - A database used by JDK "keytool" command and KeyStore class to store your own private keys,
and public key certificates you received from someone else. "keystore" supports
the following features:
- Two types of entries: key entries for private keys and certificate entries for
public key certificates.
- A key entry contains the private key and a certificate chain of the corresponding
- Every entry has a unique alias name.
- Key entries are protected by separate passwords.
- "keystore" may have different implementations from different security package providers.
The default implementation from Sun is called JKS (Java KeyStore).
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
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