Vin Vin - 21 days ago 7
Java Question

Is there a way to extract a certificate from an etoken

Is there a way to extract a certificate from an etoken programmatically using java?

If so, can it be converted to a Java KeyStore(.jks) file?

This is my code

String alias;
SunPKCS11 sunpkcs11;
Key privateKey;


String cfgFile = "D:\\cfgFile.cfg";

sunpkcs11 = new SunPKCS11(cfgFile);

Security.addProvider(sunpkcs11);
alias = "myAlias";
KeyStore.Builder builderRunning = KeyStore.Builder.newInstance("PKCS11", sunpkcs11,new KeyStore.CallbackHandlerProtection(new CallbackHandler() {
public void handle(Callback[] callbacks) throws IOException, UnsupportedCallbackException {

}}));


KeyStore keyStore = builder.getKeyStore();

// get my private key

KeyStore.PrivateKeyEntry pkEntry = (KeyStore.PrivateKeyEntry) keyStore.getEntry(alias,
new KeyStore.PasswordProtection("password".toCharArray()));
privateKey = pkEntry.getPrivateKey();


It returns a null pointer Exception.
I am new to this and don't know how to proceed further.

Answer

Do you need a certificate or a private key? Certificates are extractable, private keys in most cases are not. That's why you get an exception.

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