What Is "keystore"?

This section provides a quick introduction of 'keystore' - a database file used to store private keys and public key certificates. 'keystore' file can be managed by the KeyStore class or the 'keytool' command.

What is "keystore"? - A "keystore" is a database used by JDK "keytool" command and KeyStore class to store your own private keys, and public key certificates you received from others. "keystore" supports the following features:

Currently, "keytool" command from JDK 12 uses "PKCS12" as the default "keystore" file format. JDK older versions support "JKS" as the default.

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What Is "keystore"?

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