Java Keystore
Strengthening the security vulnerabilities of Java KeyStore

Many platforms and software packages rely on embedded Java KeyStores to determine trust. 

A Java KeyStore (JKS) is a repository of security certificates (public key or authorization) often used for encryption or authentication.

Challenges and security risks associated with Java KeyStores

Updating these repositories involves issuing and revoking certificates from within their consoles, using time-consuming and mistake-prone command-line functions. Oversight and error is common, causing outages, loss of productivity and costly reputation damage from inappropriate trust.

To ensure that disparate Java KeyStores are not a weak link in your security policy, they should be managed with the same policies and procedures used to manage your Enterprise PKI Certificate Authorities. Aligning these time-consuming tasks and ensuring that Java KeyStore management falls within an integrated management process ensures that distinct application servers and apps do not override your overarching security posture.

How can CSS help efficiently manage the security of Java KeyStores?

  • Centrally update disparate Java KeyStores across your network
  • Eliminate complex and error-prone command line operations
  • Mitigate the risk of trusting comprised CAs from within your applications
  • Take centralized control of trusts away from each unique application
  • Discover and rectify trusted certificates with insecure key lengths
  • Establish and apply a common certificate profile to all your Java KeyStores

Find more information about issuing and managing Java KeyStore certificates efficiently and securely.