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Oxygen XML Developer provides two types of keystores for certificates that are used for digital signatures of XML documents: Java Keystore (JKS) and Public-Key Cryptography Standards version 12 (PKCS-12). A keystore file is protected by a password. To configure a certificate keystore, open the Preferences dialog box (Options > Preferences) and go to XML > XML Signing Certificates. You can customize the following parameters of a keystore:

Figure 1. Certificates Preferences Panel

  • Keystore type - The type of keystore that Oxygen XML Developer uses (JKS or PKCS-12).
  • Keystore file - The location of the imported file.
  • Keystore password - The password that is used for protecting the privacy of the stored keys.
  • Certificate alias - The alias used for storing the key entry (the certificate or the private key) inside the keystore.
  • Private key password - The private key password of the certificate (required only for JKS keystores).
  • Validate - Click this button to verify the configured keystore and the validity of the certificate.