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Java Keytool Export Private Key, PKCS#12 or .p12 export or conversion from java keystore

So, I had to create a PKCS#12 type or .p12 extension certificate from a java keystore which was created using java keytool. FYI, I have jdk 1.4.2. I came to know that using keytool you cannot export the private key.

I tried various options available in keytool i.e. create a keystore of type PKCS#12 to begin with instead of the default JKS (java keystore). -storetype PKCS12.

All this didnt work and on further search on google, I came across 2 free products which can help you a lot in terms of handling the keystore, generate keystore, export private key and so on.

You can download these free products from here.

The tools are portecle-1.5 http://sourceforge.net/projects/portecle/

KeyTool IUI – GUI http://www.icewalkers.com/download/KeyTool-IUI/3073/adl/

For my needs, i.e. generate a PKCS#12 certificate from an existing java keystore, portecle-1.5 worked just fine and it was very easy to use.

I also tried the KeyTool IUI – GUI just for testing the tool and it helped me to export the private k…

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