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how do i use a PKCS12 file

 
O. Ziggy
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I've been sent a PKCS12 files but im not sure how to use it. Could someone please briefly explain to me what is and how i can use it.

I did some reading on public and private keys and was expecting two keys and a certificate to be sent to me but instead i recieved two files. A file of type P12 and a txt file with just a random number.

Does this file contain the public and private key + the certificat? To use it, do i need to import it into a keystore or is it itself a keystore?

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Freddy Wong
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Does this file contain the public and private key + the certificat?

Yes

To use it, do i need to import it into a keystore or is it itself a keystore?

PKCS12 itself is a keystore.
 
Santhosh Kumar
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To read the pkcs12 file in Java, you need to specify the keystore type as "pkcs12". Here is the keytool command to print the certificate details.

 
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