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From "Nellya Udovichenko (JIRA)" <...@geronimo.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-2015) Let's replace JKS to PKCS12 key store type
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2006 12:57:15 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-2015?page=comments#action_12426550 ] 
            
Nellya Udovichenko commented on GERONIMO-2015:
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JKS is Sun proprietary keystore format implementation. Therefore, it isn't supported by non-Sun
VMs. 
PKCS12 is the keystore standard too and it isn't Sun dependent.

Yes, many application servers have JKS as their default keystore type. But they support PKCS12
also, 
and you can choose the keystore more suitable to you because the keystore type isn't hardcoded.


And for example, WebSphere application server 6.1 has PKCS12 as its default keystore format.


> Let's replace JKS to PKCS12 key store type
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GERONIMO-2015
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-2015
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Nikolay Chugunov
>             Fix For: 1.2
>
>         Attachments: JKSToPKCS12.java, jksToPKCS12.patch, keystore
>
>
> Hello
> Let's replace JKS to PKCS12 key store type; because PKCS12 is widely used key store and
Geronimo may not work on non-Sun VMs.
> To fix this problem I have created the patch for Geronimo sources.
> In brief the patch (attached) replaces JKS to PKCS12 key store type in configurations
files. 
> PKCS12 format of key store file is not java-specific and can be created and read by other
programs, e.g. Internet Explorer. In addition PKCS12 exists in Bouncy Castle (http://www.bouncycastle.org)
security provider, while JKS is Sun specific key store and does not exist in Bouncy Castle.
> Also it is needed to replace JKS to PKCS12 keystore file (attached) to assemblies/j2ee-tomcat-server/src/var/security,
assemblies/j2ee-installer/src/var/security, assemblies/j2ee-jetty-server/src/var/security
directories. Key store file was generating using JKSToPKCS12 class (attached). This class
transfers key and certificate of Geronimo from JKS to PKCS12.
> After I apply this patch to Geronimo 1.0 sources and build Geronimo I can login to Geronimo
console over https.

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