I just found an interesting entry in Colin Maxwell's
new Oracle based web log. This is a good weblog so far in its short life to keep an eye on for interesting Oracle security related topics. Today I found an entry about using keytool
to create your own keystores
to provide x509 certificates to authenticate your own web services or to provide for public/private keys for encryption.
Colin discusses how to use the JDK tool keytool
to create your own "self certified" key pairs and certificates. He goes on to discuss the other features of the tool including examples of how to generate key pairs and also how to show the contents of the keystore.
Quite an interesting short paper
for those who want to explore self certificates for use with Oracle.