"keytool" - Command Line Tool

This section describes the 'keytool' command tool provided in JDK. 'keytool' can be used to generate and manage private keys and certificates stored in 'keystore' files.

"keytool" is command line tool introduced in JDK 1.2 and newer versions to manage keys and certificates stored in "keystore" database files. "keytool" replaces the same functions offered by "javakey" in JDK 1.1.

"keytool" uses this command line syntax "keytool sub-command options" with the following sub-commands:

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

 Certificates and Certificate Chains

 What Is "keystore"?

"keytool" - Command Line Tool

 Generating Private Keys

 Exporting and Import Certificates

 Generating CSR (Certificate Signing Request)

 Cloning Certificates with New Identities

 "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

 Using Certificates in Google Chrome

 Using Certificates in Firefox

 Outdated Tutorials


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