Java keytool and keystore tutorials

I've been working with the Java keytool command a lot lately, as I needed to learn all about it to license my "Hide your desktop icons" app with the TrueLicense software license manager. I think I've learned a lot about the Java keytool command, keystore files, and certificates, and I'm trying to simplify and share that information here.

A Java keytool certificate example: Using ‘keytool’ with certificate files alvin May 13, 2010 - 3:14pm

Java keytool FAQ: Can you share an example of how to use the Java keytool command to create and share a Java/keytool certificate?

Here's a quick look at how two people, John and Paul, might use the Java keytool command to create and share a certificate file. In this example, John will create the certificate with the "keytool genkey" and "keytool export" commands, and Paul will import John's public key from the certificate file with the "keytool import" command.

The Java ‘keytool’ command, keystore files, and certificates

Java keytool/keystore FAQ: Can you share some Java keytool and keystore command examples?

Sure. As a little bit of background, in creating my "Hyde (Hide Your Mac Desktop)" software application, I decided to venture into the world of commercial software, selling my app for a whopping 99 cents. While that price is trivial, creating the "software licensing" code for this application was anything but trivial.