Keystore .jks Keytool – CSR Generation & SSL Installation Guide.

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) you will first need to create a keystore for your Oracle system. Oracle systems such as Tomcat or Web Logic use keystores for its certificate web server configurations. If you lose your keystore file or your password to access it your SSL Certificate will no longer match and you will need to replace the certificate. Note: Keystores created from an Oracle Keytool or Tomcat type environment can be heavily customized. Below are generalized instructions. The naming conventions of the files and alias names used can be specified to fit your own environment.  You will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. If you do not want to be thrown back into the stone age doing command line of a Keystore using keytool… […]

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Thawte – Report Code Signing Misuse

Report Code Signing Misuse With Thawte Certificates. If you have encountered software signed by a Thawte code signing certificate that you believe is being used for malicious or harmful purposes, please report it to Thawte using this form. Examples Of Misuses Of A Thawte Code Signing Certificate Include But Are Not Limited To: The code acts as “spyware” The code is included as part of a “phishing” scheme Misleading descriptions in the code The code is used for “man-in-the-middle” attacks Thawte code signing certificates are used by software publishers to assure their customers that software they distribute has not been altered or damaged after it is signed. When you accept software signed by a Thawte code signing certificate, you have […]

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Symantec – Report Code Signing Misuse

Report Code Signing Misuse With Symantec Certificates. If you have encountered software signed by a Symantec code signing certificate that you believe is being used for malicious or harmful purposes, please report it to Symantec using this form. Examples Of Misuses Of A Symantec Code Signing Certificate Include But Are Not Limited To: The code acts as “spyware” The code is included as part of a “phishing” scheme Misleading descriptions in the code The code is used for “man-in-the-middle” attacks Symantec code signing certificates are used by software publishers to assure their customers that software they distribute has not been altered or damaged after it is signed. When you accept software signed by a Symantec code signing certificate, you have the assurance that Symantec has authenticated the […]

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How to replace a Code Signing Certificate purchased through Acmetek.

Sometimes if a certificate was not backed up and one of the following changes was made, you may need to replace your Code Signing certificate: A computer crash. Original computer is no longer available. Changes to the computer’s browser or profile. Note: All replacements are free of charge for as long as the certificate is valid. For whatever reason depending on your Code Signing Certificate you will have to perform the following replacement instructions to that Code Signing Certificate product. In this article you will find instructions on how to replace either Microsoft or Java Code Singing Products. Depending on your Code Signing product will determine how to replace your Code Signing Certificate. How to replace a Code Signing Certificate for Microsoft […]

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Java Keytool Commands

Keytool is a tool used by Java systems to configure and manipulate Keystores. The following are a list of  commands that allow you to generate a new Java  keystore file, create a CSR, import certificates, convert, and check keystores. The Italic parts in the conversions below are examples of you own files, or your own unique naming conventions. Keep track of all your files, alias’s, and passwords. Generating: Generate a Java keystore and key pair: keytool -genkey -alias mydomain -keyalg RSA -keystore keystore.jks -keysize 2048 Generate a certificate signing request (CSR) for an existing Java keystore:  keytool -certreq -alias mydomain -keystore keystore.jks -file mydomain.csr Generate a keystore and self-signed certificate: keytool -genkey -keyalg RSA -alias selfsigned -keystore keystore.jks -storepass password -validity […]

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