EduLib’s Multi-Platform Software Solution CERTivity KeyStores Manager Reaches Version 1.2 Introducing Many New Features and Improving Usability
EduLib, a privately held software development company from Craiova, Romania announces the release of the latest version of CERTivity KeyStores Manager – CERTivity 1.2, an improved version that provides new useful features, updates and bug fixes.
“CERTivity 1.2 is an incredibly enhanced version of our KeyStores Manager tool and it takes us one step closer to achieving our goal to offer to users complete solutions in the Public Key Infrastructure domain as well, making Cryptographic Keys Management and Digital Signing more accessible and more user friendly than ever through its easy to use and intuitive graphic interface”, said Mihai Popa, CEO at EduLib.
CERTivity 1.2 features detailed viewing of Certificate Signing Request (CSR) files and Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL) either local or remote, being able to open CRLs not only from local files but also from other locations accessing them through various protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and even LDAP. Obtaining the CRLs is facilitated even more by adding the possibility to view the associated revocation lists for a given certificate by a simple click of a button, allowing the user to find revocation information much faster. It also adds new signature algorithms for Key Pair/CSR generation and for CSR signing, new Key Algorithms for Secret Key generation and more Fingerprints in the Certificates Details.
With the newest version of CERTivity the users have support for file type inspection which seems to become a more and more useful feature given the various types of Cryptographic file types which have various file extensions names not all of them recognized by operating systems. Also, CERTivity 1.2 provides improved certificates management in certificate chains, offering more flexibility allowing to add or remove the signer certificate from a chain.
Like the previous versions of CERTivity, the latest version is built on top of the NetBeans platform, but using a newer version of NetBeans RPC, namely the RELEASE721. Although it is not a major version, CERTivity 1.2 provides many new features and improvements which aim to reduce and simplify the work of the user.
“CERTivity 1.2 nearly doubles the number of features added in the previous version of CERTivity.”, said David Dascalescu, CTO at EduLib. “In this new version of our Java solution we have concentrated on adding new features to improve both usability and the general overall experience to help development in the Enterprise domain by making more user-friendly the management of the SSL related infrastructure and operations”.
Certificate trust establishment is another domain covered and made easier by this version of CERTivity. When importing a new certificate or a CA Reply, the application tries to establish the trust path using the trusted certificates from a series of TrustStores which can be selected by the user, having the possibility to either select from the JRE TrustStores (which are discovered automatically), or from the Windows Native TrustStores, or from custom TrustStores which can be provided via new options in the Options panel, together with several options for trust path validation.
To facilitate even more the user’s work CERTivity 1.2 has added many other features like simplifying the operation for signing a certificate and act as a test or in-house CA only with two clicks. Also, the selection of the country code contained in a Distinguished Name was standardized and new shortcuts for the System/Popup action and for the contextual menu have been added. More than this, drag and drop functionality for Certificates, CRLs, CSRs and KeyStores is now available, easing a lot the opening of these files. Besides all these, a Quick Search is now triggered by the keyboard input in the KeyStore panel allowing selective column search.
The new released version of the software tool has fixed issues found in the previous version, such as focus lost on File Chooser for unlocked Key Pairs/Private Keys on Linux. Also some corrections and uniformity were performed for some labels contained in the GUI.
“For CERTivity, as well as we do for all of our products regardless of the domain to which they refer to – from system administration or software development to Education and Library Information Discovery - the needs of the users come first and we will continue to put our efforts and creativity to work for providing new tools and enriching them with new features which will ease the work of our current and future customers”, said Mihai Popa, CEO at EduLib.
As done for the previous versions, for CERTivity 1.2 EduLib offers a trial period of 30 days to fully evaluate the new features of the new version even for users which have tried the previous versions.
The new features and updates offered by CERTivity 1.2 are available from EduLib at https://www.edulib.com/tools/keystores-manager/.