Jan 132011

keystoreMany Java application server use a keystore as a repository of their certificates and in general all Java applications use the one supplied with the JDK itself, Let’s see what is it and how to work with it.

A keystore is a repository of security certificates, that can hold your keys and certificates and encrypt them all with a password. In other words, a keystore is just like a hashtable which has an alias that identifies a certificate and then the certificate itself.

The Java JDK maintains a CAC keystore in jre/lib/security/cacerts. JDKs provide a tool keytool to manipulate the keystore.

Another way to manage this kind of certificate is Portecle a graphical tool that can help in these operation.

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