Create a New KeyStore

In order to create a new KeyStore, click on Menu File > New KeyStore or use the default keyboard shortcut CTRL+N. A new window for the new created KeyStore will be opened. The Create New KeyStore File dialog is more complex than in a standard MDI application, because there are more settings to be bound from the beginning such as the KeyStore password and type. Protection being an important factor it is important to bind the KeyStore file name with the password from the beginning.

The available KeyStore types are:

When creating (and in general handling) a pkcs12 or a uber type KeyStore, longer passwords either for the KeyStore of the Key Pairs requires that you have the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files installed. If you are not allowed to install it then you will need to use smaller passwords (e.g. maximum 7 characters). Otherwise you may encounter "Illegal Key Size" errors when accessing pkcs12 or uber files or keys inside them.


This is a matter of import control restrictions in most of the countries and is not related to technical reasons.