1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 10, 2010 7:40 AM by EJP RSS

    When to private key / certificate pairs get stored in a Keystore?

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      Hi,
      According to the Sun / Oracle documentation:
      "A keystore can contain two types of entries: the trusted certificate entries discussed above, and key/certificate entries, each containing a private key and the corresponding public key certificate"

      http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E17409_01/javase/tutorial/security/sigcert/index.html

      I presume the only time a private key / certificate pair is stored is when it has been generated by the owner of the keystore. I can't see any other reason why a keystore would have private keys belonging to other users?

      Are my correct?

      Thanks.

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