Cryptography Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v5.40, by Dr. Herong Yang
"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:
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