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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Portecle: Advanced Keystore Creation and Manipulation Tool

Portecle is a user friendly GUI application for creating, managing and examining keystores, keys, certificates, certificate requests, certificate revocation lists and more. The scenario for using such a tool is if a server system lacks the capability of generating a CSR keypair on its own. Another Senario would be if large networks of multiple server types, data centers and such are faced with a CSR keypair on one system environment and the tireless key store conversions that are required to import a keypair into a different server environment, which can be very time consuming and frustrating. Portecle eliminates the need for a server to create a CSR keypair. It acts as keypair CSR generator where you can generate a single […]

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Java Code Signing Certificate Guide

Getting a Java Code Signing is more of a manual process compared to Microsoft Authenticode/Office-VBA Code Signing. Java Code Signing is used for signing  Java applications for desktops, digitally sign .jar files and Netscape Object Signing. Recognized by Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The following instructions are a supplemental guide into generating and configuring a keystore necessary for Java Code Signing. If you have not already done so, you will need to download the Java Software Development Kit (SDK) from Oracle. If you have any questions or assistance in implementing the Java SDK for best support contact Oracle. Unlike other types of code signing in order to get a Java Code Singing  Certificate you will need to use the keytool utility to create  and configure […]

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