JDK-8062552 : Support keystore type detection for JKS and PKCS12 keystores
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Component: security-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.security
  • Priority: P2
  • Affected Version: 8
  • Submit Date: 2014-10-30
  • Updated Date: 2017-05-17
  • Resolved Date: 2015-05-25
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JDK 8
8u60 b18Fixed
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Description
A mechanism to automatically detect a keystore type is required for the existing KeyStore API.

This is needed to ease the migration from JKS keystores to PKCS12 keystores without disturbing existing applications. The mechanism should allow keystore applications to interoperate with both keystore types without the need for any changes to application code.



Comments
Release Note comment: Keystore Compatibility Mode To aid interoperability, the Java keystore type JKS now supports keystore compatibility mode by default. This mode enables JKS keystores to access both JKS and PKCS12 file formats. To disable keystore compatibility mode set the Security property 'keystore.type.compat' to the string value 'false'.
2015-05-15