Setting a Keystore Password

The trusted public certificates of servers are stored in the cacerts keystore file, and the trusted public certificates and private keys of clients are stored in the clientcerts keystore file. The cacerts keystore file has a default password of changeit; the clientcerts keystore file has a default password of passphrase. This option allows you to set a new password to stop unauthorized access to these files.


Note: The password protecting the clientcerts keystore file must be the same as that protecting the client's private key; therefore, you cannot change the keystore password after entering the private key password. If you want to change the keystore password, you must export the private key first, change the keystore password, and then re-import the private key into the keystore.


To set a keystore password:


1.  Do one of the following:



2.  Click the Set Password button.


3.  Enter the current password in the Enter Old Password text box.


4.  Enter the new password in the New Password text box.


5.  Re-enter the new password in the Confirm New Password text box, and then click OK.


A dialog confirms that the password has been successfully changed.


6.  Click OK to close the dialog.


Related Topics

Adding a Certificate

Adding a Private Key

Deleting a Certificate

Exporting a Private Key

Managing Certificates

Viewing a Certificate

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