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How to convert a JSEE keystore to an OpenSSL PEM?

First, use KeyTool GUI to export the keystore in a Private Key and Certificates (PKCS#12) format.

Second, issue the following command with OpenSSL:

openssl pkcs12 -in file.pfx -out file.pem

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TJ on Jan 5, 2005

Like many others I was Gooogling for answers on how to convert a SunJava JKS key-store to another format, in my case the Microsoft PFX format, so the same certificate could be used by Sun's jarsigner.exe and Microsoft's signcode.exe.

I ended up writing a couple of small tools, putting a package together, and writing a comptehensive illustrated guide in the hope it'll save others a considerable amount of time and stress working it out.

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