[security-dev] Database driven Java Keystore

Bill Burke bburke at redhat.com
Tue Aug 21 19:25:49 EDT 2012

Or maybe you should create a new abstraction for key discovery?  I did 
this for resteasy for the key-based features I have so that the user has 
different options for storing keys.  i.e. from cert.pem or cert.der 
files, or .pem text embedded in LDAP entries, DNS entries, etc.

On 8/21/2012 12:44 PM, Anil Saldhana wrote:
> Hi all,
>    you are familiar with the file based standard Java keystore. KeyTool
> is a command line utility to deal with the standard keystore.
> The challenges with a file based keystore are plenty:
> a) Each node in a cluster needs to have a local copy. NFS based keystore
> does solve this problem.
> b) Updates to keystore need to be done with each copy in a cluster.
> I put in a DB backed keystore that is standalone with dependence on
> Bouncycastle jars alone.
> https://docs.jboss.org/author/display/SECURITY/Java+Keystores
> There are multiple TBD items listed on the page.
> There is a master salt.  It is used to MD5 hash+salt the keystore
> password (master password) and also individual key passwords.
> Feedback welcome.
> Regards,
> Anil
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