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KeyStore Explorer (Portable)


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/12/2019.

KeyStore Explorer is a free GUI replacement for the Java command-line utilities keytool, jarsigner and jadtool.


  • Create, load, save and convert between various KeyStore types: JKS, JCEKS, PKCS#12, BKS (V1 and V2) and UBER
  • Change KeyStore and KeyStore entry passwords
  • Delete or rename KeyStore entries
  • Cut/copy/paste KeyStore entries
  • Append certificates to key pair certificate chains
  • Generate RSA, ECC and DSA key pairs with self-signed X.509 certificates
  • Apply X.509 certificate extensions to generated key pairs and Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs)
  • View X.509 Certificate, CRL and CRL entry X.509 V3 extensions
  • Import and export keys and certificates in many formats: PKCS#12, PKCS#8, PKCS#7, DER/PEM X.509 certificate files, Microsoft PVK, SPC, PKI Path, OpenSSL
  • Generate, view and sign CSRs in PKCS #10 and SPKAC formats
  • Sign JAR files
  • Configure a CA Certs KeyStore for use with KeyStore operations

To install KeyStore Explorer (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install keystore-explorer.portable

To upgrade KeyStore Explorer (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade keystore-explorer.portable


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsDir = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $folder = 'kse-542'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      url           = ''
      checksum      = '5ff6c4081483f360b600662f14b99bd050e72f279110bdc216608273e3a89446'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    if (Test-ProcessAdminRights)
        $specialFolder = [Environment+SpecialFolder]::CommonPrograms
        $specialFolder = [Environment+SpecialFolder]::Programs
    $exePath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath $folder |  Join-Path -ChildPath 'kse.exe'
    $linkPath = [Environment]::GetFolderPath($specialFolder) | Join-Path -ChildPath 'KeyStore Explorer.lnk'
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $linkPath -TargetPath $exePath
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    if (Test-ProcessAdminRights)
        $specialFolder = [Environment+SpecialFolder]::CommonPrograms
        $specialFolder = [Environment+SpecialFolder]::Programs
    [Environment]::GetFolderPath($specialFolder) | Join-Path -ChildPath 'KeyStore Explorer.lnk' | Remove-Item

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Kai Kramer


Copyright 2004 - 2013 Wayne Grant, 2013 - 2018 Kai Kramer


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
KeyStore Explorer (Portable) 5.4.1 959 Sunday, October 28, 2018 approved
KeyStore Explorer (Portable) 5.4.0 256 Wednesday, September 26, 2018 approved
KeyStore Explorer (Portable) 5.3.2 463 Tuesday, March 13, 2018 approved

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