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find the key password for the alias to sign jars

 
olfa mechi
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Hello
I'm trying to deploy a java application using javaweb start .I downlowd this application since internet i have all the jars and the keystore file. when I try to sign the jars with this keystore file i can't find the key password for the alias that i found.
(I find the passphrase for the keystore)

how can i find this key password??
 
James Sabre
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olfa mechi wrote:Hello
I'm trying to deploy a java application using javaweb start .I downlowd this application since internet i have all the jars and the keystore file. when I try to sign the jars with this keystore file i can't find the key password for the alias that i found.
(I find the passphrase for the keystore)

how can i find this key password??


There seems to be a security problem here. To be able to sign a jar one needs the private key and the private key should be owned by and very private to the person who generated it. It should certainly not be downloadable for anyone to use to sign something.

Since you have downloaded the application I would expect either all the jars to be already signed or if you are building from the application source that you will generated your own private/public key pair and sign using this private key.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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