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Creating CA using keytool

 
Balu Sadhasivam
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Hi ,

how to create our own CA using keytool utility ? i find some articles using openssl.. please point some link if any. Thanks.
 
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You cannot use the current keytool as a CA. The version in Java 7 will probably support it, and for now you can write code using the X509V3CertificateGenerator from Bouncy Castle if you know what you’re doing.
 
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Thanks for the information Carey. I will check the link later as i cannot access the link now. Basically i m trying to do this without any Java API.
 
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if you have not got any solution then you may use following steps. I got it from some site and used in a year back, so don't remember the reference
 
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Thanks Pankaj .
Can i create CA in a machine (installed with openssl) and use the CA to sign the certificate in another machine ?
 
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Yes, i don't think that this is not possible. But one thing you should keep in mind..this is just a dummy and self signed CA
 
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