Importing a key

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You may import existing server keys and certificates for use in encrypting FTPS, SFTP and HTTPS connections.  To import an existing key/certificate pair navigate to your desired Keys module (See Key management overview).  Select the Server Keys tab and click on the Import > Import Key button. The Import Server Key dialog is displayed.

 

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Key alias -  The local key alias which will be used for storing key in the servers local keystore.  This may be any value of your choice.

 

Key file - The private key file to import from.

 

File password - The password protecting the keystore.  Leave blank if none.

 

Key alias in file - The private key alias in keystore.  Leave blank if none.

 

Key password - The password protecting the private key.  Leave blank if none.

 

Note

 

If you are unsure of the alias for the source keystore this may be obtained as follows:

 

JKS keystore

 

From your command line issue the following command in the directory that contains the keystore.

 

keytool -list -keystore example.jks

 

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This will list one or more entries which each column in the entry delimited by a comma.  The first column in the entry is the key alias.

 

In the above example the key alias is mykey.

 

PKCS#12 keystore

 

From your command line issue the following command in the directory that contains the keystore.

 

keytool -list -keystore example.pfx -storetype pkcs12

 

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This will list one or more entries which each column in the entry delimited by a comma.  The first column in the entry is the key alias.

 

In the above example the key alias is mykey.

 

See also

 

Generating a key





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