java.security & Being my own Certificate Authority

Discussion in 'Java' started by Digby, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. Digby

    Digby Guest

    Does anyone know of any open source Java tools for allowing me to be my own
    Certificate Authority. I've had a look around the Internet, but everything I
    found was non-Java stuff like OpenSSL (which I'm sure is good, but I'd
    prefer Java).

    Failing that, do the javax.security classes allow me to sign certificates? I
    couldn't find anything myself.

    TIA

    Digby


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    Mark McKay Guest

    Digby wrote:

    > Does anyone know of any open source Java tools for allowing me to be my own
    > Certificate Authority. I've had a look around the Internet, but everything I
    > found was non-Java stuff like OpenSSL (which I'm sure is good, but I'd
    > prefer Java).
    >
    > Failing that, do the javax.security classes allow me to sign certificates? I
    > couldn't find anything myself.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Digby
    >
    >
    > ---
    > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    > Version: 6.0.522 / Virus Database: 320 - Release Date: 30/09/2003
    >
    >


    Well, Java provides a nice suite of certificate creation and management
    tools. You'll still have to register with Verisign or some other
    certificate authority to be fully authenticated.

    Here's the security docs for Java:

    http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/tooldocs/tools.html#security


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    Mark McKay, Oct 4, 2003
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