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  Different types of keystore in Java -- JCEKS


JCEKS stands for Java Cryptography Extension KeyStore and it is an alternative keystore format for the Java platform. Storing keys in a KeyStore can be a measure to prevent your encryption keys from being exposed. Java KeyStores securely contain individual certificates and keys that can be referenced by an alias for use in a Java program. The process of storing and loading different entries in JCEKS is similar to what JKS does. So please refer to the article Different types of keystore in Java -...

   Java,KeyStore,JCEKS,Tutorial     2015-01-05 00:30:56


  Different types of keystore in Java -- DKS


Domain KeyStore(DKS) is a keystore of keystore. It abstracts a collection of keystores that are presented as a single logical keystore. Itself is actually not a keystore. This new keystore type is introduced in Java 8. There is a new class DomainLoadStoreParameter which closely relates to DKS. To load different keystores into the single logical keystore, some configuration is needed. Here is the format of the configuration for grouping different keystores. domain [ ...] { keystore [ ....

   Java,keystore,DKS,tutorial     2015-01-20 02:27:27


  Convert JKS to BKS using keytool


There are lots of questions(question 1, question 2) on Stackoverflow about how to convert JKS keystore to BKS keystore(a keystore format provided by BouncyCastle) using Java keytool.  The reason why this conversion gets lots of questions is that BKS is not a keystore format supported by Java SE, it's a third party keystore format. To convert JSK to BKS, the BKS provider has to be downloaded first. And a few more options needs to be added when running the keytool command. The typical co...

   JKS,BKS,KEYTOOL,JAVA,SECURITY     2016-07-14 03:49:52


  Different types of keystore in Java -- PKCS11


PKCS11 keystore is designed for hardware storage modules(HSM). It's an interface to talk to the HSMs. It doesn't actually store any keys but provide a set of classes to communicate with the underlying HSM. The actual keys and certificates are stored on the HSMs. The reason for storing the keys and materials is to ensure security and efficiency. Since the keys are on the HSMs, they are safe to be stolen. All encryption/decryption operations are performed on the HSMs as well, this increase the...

   PKCS11,keystore,HSM,Java     2015-01-08 00:39:12


  Different types of keystore in Java -- Windows-MY


Windows-MY is a type of keystore on Windows which is managed by the Windows operating system. It stores the user keys and certificates which can be used to perform cryptographic operations such as signature verification, data encryption etc. Since it's a kind of native keystore, Java doesn't have a general API to access it. To help Java applications access the keys and certificates stored in Windows-MY keystore, Java provides a separate API -- SunMSCAPI. The SunMSCAPI provider is ...

   JAVA,KEYSTORE,WINDOWS-MY,SUNMSCAPI     2016-01-09 05:45:59


  Different types of keystore in Java -- Overview


Keystore is a storage facility to store cryptographic keys and certificates. They are most frequently used in SSL communications to prove the identity of servers and clients. A keystore can be a file or a hardware device. Three are three kinds of entries can be stored in a keystore depending on the types of keystores. The three types of entries are: PrivateKey : This is a type of keys which are used in asymmetric cryptography. It is usually protected with password because of its sensitivity. It ...

   JAVA,KEYSTORE,OVERVIEW,JKS,PKCS12,JCEKS,PKCS11,DKS,BKS     2014-08-18 02:09:54


  Generate certificate in Java -- Store certificate in KeyStore


In previous post, we have explained how to create a certificate chain in Java. After generating the chain, we need to store it somewhere so that it can be used later when we are doing the actual SSL communication, either in a key store or trust store. This post will show you how to store the private key and its associated certificate chain in a keystore file. There are different types of keystore in Java, in this post, we will choose the JKS to demonstrate how to store the certificate chain. Whe...

   Java,Certificate chain,Keystore     2014-08-20 03:56:39


  Using Java keytool programmatically


Java provides a command line tool to access and operate different keystore which store keys and certificates. This tool is named keytool and is located at \bin.  On command line, you can issue below command to generate a keystore named mytest.jks which contains a private key and certificate chain. keytool -genkeypair -alias mykey -keyalg RSA -sigalg SHA256withRSA -dname CN=Java -storetype JKS -keypass password -keystore mytest.jks -storepass password Sometimes, in testing purpose, w...

   JAVA,KEYTOOL     2016-01-09 06:28:07


  Different types of keystore in Java -- JKS


JKS is Java Keystore, a proprietary keystore type designed for Java. It can be used to store private keys and certificates used for SSL communication, it cannot store secret keys however. The keytool shipped with JDKs cannot extract private keys stored on JKS. This type of keystore usually has an extension of jks. Next we will show how to operate the JKS keystore with pure Java code. Create JKS keystore The simplest method to create a JKS keystore to create an empty keystore. We can first get an...

   DEMO,EXAMPLE,KEYSTORE,JKS     2014-09-05 20:21:51


  Different types of keystore in Java -- PKCS12


PKCS12 is an active file format for storing cryptography objects as a single file. It can be used to store secret key, private key and certificate.It is a standardized format published by RSA Laboratories which means it can be used not only in Java but also in other libraries in C, C++ or C# etc. This file format is frequently used to import and export entries from or to other keystore types. Next we will explain the operations which can be performed on PKCS12 keystore. Create PKCS12 keystore Be...

   Java, PKCS12, keystore, tutorial     2015-01-04 21:08:49