JDK-8076190 : Customizing the generation of a PKCS12 keystore
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: security-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.security
  • Affected Version: 12
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2015-03-27
  • Updated: 2021-04-05
  • Resolved: 2018-12-13
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The KeyStore.load API allows the supplied password to be null, to indicate that the keystore integrity check should be skipped. When the password is null the PKCS12 implementation returns no certificates.

This behaviour differs from JKS where certificates can be retrieved even when a null password is supplied. We should find a way to generate a PKCS12 keystore without encrypting the certificates. Furthermore, in order to completely remove the requirement of a password (when hardcoded or well-known is a security issue), we should also make the Mac part of the PKCS12 keystore optional.

Ultimately, all algorithms and parameters used in encrypting the keys, the certificates (or not encrypting), and calculating the Mac (or not calculating) should be customizable.

Fix request (11u) I would like to backport JDK-8076190 to 11u. The patch applies cleanly except of test/lib/jdk/test/lib/security/DerUtils.java which is already backported to 11u as part of JDK-8215694 (see https://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk-updates/jdk11u/rev/551bc745f05d#l9.1) This feature minimizes behavior differences between JKS and PKCS12 keystores. Also, it fixes the issue with incorrectly decoded KDF algorithm as described in JDK-8245169 Review is started at https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-updates-dev/2020-December/004335.html