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Keystore and Encryption

vishwamitra hegde
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Joined: Feb 09, 2012
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Hi,

I have a scenario where I am encrypting and decrypting a string using Cypher by using SecretKey. I am storing SecretKey (AES type) into a keystore (JCEKS type keystore) by using a small java code and retriving that key for encryption and decryption.
But when i try to use key (RSA type) from keystore (JKS type) generated using "keytool" i am getting exception :
java.security.InvalidKeyException: Wrong format: RAW bytes needed
at com.sun.crypto.provider.SunJCE_h.a(DashoA12275)
at com.sun.crypto.provider.AESCipher.engineInit(DashoA12275)
at javax.crypto.Cipher.init(DashoA12275)


The command i have used to generate keystore using keytool : keytool -genkey -alias key3 -keyalg RSA -keystore teststore.jks -storepass tspassword

Please explain me, weather it is possible to use the key generated using keytool for encryption and decryption?
If so please explain me.

Thanks!


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