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Import p12 file using keytool

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I was just given a p12 file and told to import this file into my keystore.  I've tried a couple of different methods using keytool, but I get errors.  I'm sure I'm using it wrong, but was hoping that someone could point me in the right direction.  Thanks

C:\test>keytool -keystore "C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\lib\security\cacer
ts" -import -file giftcards.p12 -storetype pkcs12 -trustcacerts -alias TestCert
keytool error: java.io.IOException: DerInputStream.getLength(): lengthTag=109, t
oo big.

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You may use an alternate approach. Get a .cer equivalent for this p12 file and then import that .cer file to your keystore.

- Open IE. Go to Tools --> Internat Options --> Content --> Certificates.
- Click on "Import". Certificate Export Wizard window will be opened. (This window may also be opened by directly double-clicking on p12 file)
- Import p12 file here.
- After successful import, it will be listed in the certificates list.
- Select it. "Export" button will be enabled. Click on it. Certificate Export Wizard window will be opened.
- In the format option, select DER encoded binary X.509 (.CER)
- Finally, you will have a .cer file, say giftcards.cer.
- Import it into your keystore using following command :
keytool -keystore "C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\lib\security\cacerts" -import -file giftcards.cer -trustcacerts -alias TestCert

HTH,
Mukta.
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