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From "Nellya Udovichenko (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-2015) Let's replace JKS to PKCS12 key store type
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2006 13:55:15 GMT
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Nellya Udovichenko commented on GERONIMO-2015:

Both JKS and PKCS12 keystore formats are supported by both Sun and IBM JDKs.
See 'Additional Keystore Formats (PKCS12)'
and end of 'Introduction'

Adding changeable keystore type parameter and supporting PKCS12 would be woundeful 
and important compatibility feature for working with non-Sun JDKs at 1.x versions.

Of course, we may leave JKS as default keystore type for compatibility with older versions.
And later, e. g. in 2.0 we may make PKCS12 a default keystore - it would be a good gradual

> Let's replace JKS to PKCS12 key store type
> ------------------------------------------
>                 Key: GERONIMO-2015
>                 URL:
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Nikolay Chugunov
>             Fix For: 1.2
>         Attachments:, 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
> 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 (
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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