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If I have the following 2 commands

keytool -genkey -alias First_Java_Cert -keyalg RSA -keystore /home/ssl/keystore.jks -storepass passw0rd
-dname "CN=first, O=IBM, C=GB" -keypass passw0rd

keytool -genkey -alias Second_Cert -keyalg RSA -keystore /home/ssl/keystore.jks -storepass passw0rd
-dname "CN=second, O=IBM, C=GB" -keypass passw0rd

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I created 2 certs with 2 keys.  I will use one as private and another as public

What exactly makes the private and public keys as defined above mathametically simular.  They do not seem to be based on a string  or anything else that would indicate they are mathematically linked.  Is it simply because they came from the same keytool instance ?
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they aren't linked. you just generated two keypairs, one called First_Java_Cert and one called Second_Cert - two secret and two public keys in all.
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