"keytool -importkeystore" Importing PKCS#12 Files

This section provides a tutorial example on how to import a private key stored in a PKCS#12 file into a JKS (Java KeyStore) file with the 'keytool -importkeystore' command.

Since Java uses JKS (Java KeyStore) as the keystore file type, I want to try to convert my PKCS#12 file, openssl_key_crt.p12, to a JKS file with the "keystore -importkeystore" command:

>keytool -importkeystore -srckeystore openssl_key_crt.p12 
-srcstoretype pkcs12 -srcstorepass p12pass -srcalias openssl_key_crt 
-destkeystore openssl_key_crt.jks -deststoretype jks 
-deststorepass jkspass

>keytool -list -keystore openssl_key_crt.jks -storetype jks 
-storepass jkspass

Keystore type: JKS
Keystore provider: SUN

Your keystore contains 1 entry

openssl_key_crt, Jul 29, 2007, PrivateKeyEntry,
Certificate fingerprint (MD5): 1D:D4:AC:96:53:25:9F:1A:D0:A7:46:6C...

There was no trouble at all. "keytool -importkeystore" command has a lots of options. But they are very easy to understand.

Last update: 2013.

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"

 What Is PKCS#8?

 What Is PKCS#12?

 "openssl genrsa" Generating Private Key

 "openssl pkcs8" Converting Keys to PKCS#8 Format

 "openssl pkcs12" Merging Key with Certificate

 "keytool -list" Verifying PKCS#12 Files

"keytool -importkeystore" Importing PKCS#12 Files

 Summary - Migrating "OpenSSL" Keys to "keystore"

 Summary - Migrating "keystore" Keys to "OpenSSL"

 Using Certificates in IE (Internet Explorer)

 Using Certificates in Firefox

 Using Certificates in Google Chrome

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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