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The EduLib team is proud to announce that a new improved version of CERTivity KeyStores Manager - CERTivity 1.1 is now available for download.  This tool is built on top of the NetBeans Platform, for the many advantages described in the article "CERTivity KeyStores Manager on NetBeans". 


Version 1.1 provides new important features, updates, and bug fixes, which improve usability and allow you to have an even more pleasant experience working with items from Digital Signing, Cryptographic Keys Management and Public Key Infrastructure domains.

Just like for the previous version of CERTivity, for CERTivity 1.1 we offer a Free 30 Day Trial period to fully evaluate the benefits of the new features. You can request a Trial License Key by simply filling in the trial form, even if you already tried CERTivity 1.0. Use the License Key File that you will receive to activate CERTivity 1.1 for the Trial period.

Shortly, in CERTivity 1.1 we have included the following new features: 

  • Opening of the Java Virtual Machines CA TrustStores discovered on the current system;
  • Certificate Extensions management (basic display of the extensions, creating and adding extensions to a certificate when generating a new KeyPair or a CA Reply file (when signing a CSR), viewing the extensions structure as XML at creation time, saving and loading the extensions structure templates as XML documents);
  • Signing and verifying signatures on "APK" (Android Application Package) files;
  • Importing certificates into the active KeyStore directly from the signature verification result dialogs for the Verify JAR / APK, action (and also for the Verify PDF and XML actions available for the Professional license);
  • Reopening of the last used files (KeyStores and Certificates);
  • Support for transition to secure RSA keys, as the use of certificates that have RSA keys that are less than 1024 bits long will be blocked (as Microsoft announced). This feature includes the possibility to set the minimum key size allowed for generating RSA Key Pairs and display warnings when generating key pairs having the size less than the minimum value set. Also, the RSA keys which are less than the minimum value accepted will be marked in the KeyStore tree table view in different color to be easily spotted.
  • Generating a new Key Pair using some of the information from an existing one (acting as a template);
  • Retrieving SSL certificates simply by using (pasting) a HTTPS URL instead of specifying separately the host and port number (option which is still available) (feature available for the Professional license);
  • Renaming entries by pressing the F2 key (like in Windows Explorer).
In this new version of CERTivity we have also fixed issues from version 1.0:
  • Fixed the focus lost and entry selection issues;
  • Performed some corrections and uniformity for the File Choosers;
  • Updated the JAR signing mechanism, to make CERTivity compatible with other tools than JDK's, such as the Android SDK tools.

The complete list of changes made in CERTivity 1.1 is available in the Release Notes.

Sincerely and grateful for the NetBeans Plaform,
The EduLib Team

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