PKCS#8/X.509 Private/Public Encoding Standards

This chapter provides tutorial notes and example codes on PKCS#8 and X.509 key encoding standards. Topics include PKCS#8 standard for private key encoding; X.509 standard for public key encoding; PKCS8EncodedKeySpec and X509EncodedKeySpec classes to decode encoded keys; JcaKeyFactoryTest.java test program to read and convert keys back from encoded key files.

What Is Key Encoding?

PKCS#8 and X.509 Key Encoding Classes

java.security.KeyFactory - Reading Encoded Keys

JcaKeyFactoryTest.java - Key Factory Test Program

Reading DSA Private and Public Key Files

Reading RSA Private and Public Key Files

Conclusion:

Sample programs listed in this chapter have been tested with JDK 1.3 to 1.6.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Cryptography Terminology

 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"

 Using Certificates in IE (Internet Explorer)

 Using Certificates in Firefox

 Using Certificates in Google Chrome

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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