JDK-8213821 : Release Note: -groupname Option Added to keytool Key Pair Generation
  • Type: Sub-task
  • Component: security-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.security
  • Affected Version: 8u281,11.0.10-oracle,12
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Delivered
  • Submitted: 2018-11-14
  • Updated: 2020-09-21
  • Resolved: 2019-07-23
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A new `-groupname` option has been added to `keytool -genkeypair` so that a user can specify a named group when generating a key pair. For example, `keytool -genkeypair -keyalg EC -groupname secp384r1` will generate an EC key pair by using the `secp384r1` curve. Because there might be multiple curves with the same size, using the `-groupname` option is preferred over the `-keysize` option.