Projects / Portecle


Portecle is a GUI version of the command-line keytool provided with the Java SDK. Portecle can create many different types of keystores, generate and store keys and their associated X.509 certificates, generate CSRs, import and store trusted certificates, and perform maintenance on keystore entries.

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Recent releases

  •  23 Jan 2011 11:32

    Release Notes: Certificate extension rendering and recognition has been improved, documentation has been updated, and user interface has been improved here and there. Handling of unknown key sizes when viewing certificates or generating key store reports has been fixed. The default for newly generated RSA keys has been changed to 2048 bits. Portecle is now available through Java Web Start.

    •  16 Jan 2011 08:25

      Release Notes: Support for dragging and dropping files to the main window was added. Certificate extension rendering and error logging was improved. The user interface got several miscellaneous minor improvements. Some bugs were fixed.

      •  03 Jan 2010 00:02

        Release Notes: Recognition and decoding support for some additional certificate extensions, support for DSA certificates using various signature algorithms, and command line support for opening certificates, CRL's, and CSR's were added. The user interface has been improved here and there. Some minor bugs have been fixed.

        •  23 Feb 2009 00:45

          Release Notes: Support for importing key pairs from OpenSSL PEM bundles, for encrypting private key in PEM export, for recognition, and decoding support for some additional certificate extensions was added. The user interface was significantly improved.

          •  08 Nov 2006 05:46

            Release Notes: This release features support for exporting keys and chains as OpenSSL-style PEM bundles, support for examining certification requests, and support for loading GNU Classpath (>= 0.90) security providers if installed (if they are, GNU Keyring keystores are also suppored, as well as some additional certificate extensions). There are spelling fixes, support for entry alias case sensitivity in keystores where applicable, user interface improvements, and better default values. The bundled BC provider jar has been upgraded to 1.34. There are some workarounds for running with GNU Classpath (not fully working yet).


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