(I think i need to) Create a Trust Store file with existing Keys/Secrets
Posted on 2014-04-03
I'm testing an API my company is developing. I'm in analytics, and not a developer but I've been known to do some light programming from time to time (flavors of VB). ....My point is that I'm learning as I go along, so go easy on me and explain to me as if i were a child. :)
I've been provisioned with Consumer Key/Secret as well as a Token/Secret to use OAuth with an API. Rather than programming something from scratch, I'm going to try to use the REST Client step in Pentaho Spoon to collect and process the responses (JSON) from the API.
Anyway, I find myself needing (I think) to create a "Trust Store" file, which I can then point the Spoon process to.. It calls for a Trust store file location and a Trust Store password.
I've done some Googling and have since downloaded the latest Java development kit, specifically so I can use keytool.exe. Keep in mind, i don't know Java
So my questions are:
1) Is keytool.exe indeed what I need to use to generate a "Trust store file" and accompanying password?
2) Based on what I've read, it seems to me that keytool.exe is used to *generate* keys and secrets. Like I said, I've already got some that I need to use. Can I use keytool.exe to create a Trust store file and incorporate my *existing* keys/secrets?