EduLib releases CERTivity 2.0, with support for generating Elliptic Curve Keys and all standard certificate extensions, a wizard for installing JCE Unlimited Strength and many other new features.
January 29, 2014 (Newswire) - EduLib, a privately held software development company from Craiova, Romania announces the release of the latest version of CERTivity KeyStores Manager - CERTivity 2.0, a major improvement version that provides many new useful features and also important updates and bug fixes.
"CERTivity 2.0 represents a major milestone for EduLib", said Mihai Popa, CEO at EduLib. "Our team has done a great job in taking CERTivity to the next level, closer to a complete solution for developers in the Public Key Infrastructure, Cryptographic Keys Management and Digital Signing domains".
CERTivity 2.0 features support for Elliptic Curve (EC) Algorithms in Key Pair generation. We support both ECDSA and ECGOST3410 algorithms. For each algorithm we support a set of defined parameters specification and signature algorithms. So, for ECDSA we support a set of eighty parameters specification and five signature algorithms. Also, for ECGOST3410 we support a set of five parameters specification and one signature algorithm.
We added support for managing and using Elliptic Curve (ECDSA and ECGOST) Algorithms Key Pairs and Certificates. These can be used for signature, import, export and any other operations where RSA and DSA keys can be used, as long as the underlying standards support them. Management support for EC keys include: Select CA Issuer, Sign by CA Issuer, Generate CSR, Import CA Reply, Generate Key Pair Signed by CA Issuer, Regenerate Key Pair, Extend Validity, Convert KeyStore type, Append to certificate chain, export/import EC Key Pairs and parts of the Key Pair, Copy/Paste and other operations.
With the newest version of CERTivity, the process of installing the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files is greatly improved, by offering an innovative and easy to use wizard within an integrated JavaFX browser.
"The usage of the Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files is under the import restrictions of some countries, so it is the user's responsibility to decide if (s)he is entitled to use them" said David Dascalescu, CTO at EduLib. "That is why we cannot ship them, but we allow the entitled users to get and deploy them with just few clicks from the official JDK web site."
The JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files are required in order to remove default restrictions regarding the cryptographic algorithms and maximum cryptographic strengths available by default in the JCE framework. For example, the JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files are required in order to support PKCS#12 / Uber KeyStore files that use passwords larger than 7 characters.
Another important improvement is the addition of full support for eleven new certificate extensions, thus covering all standard certificate extensions according to Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile - RFC 5280.
Like the previous versions of CERTivity, the latest version is built on top of the NetBeans platform, but using a newer version of NetBeans RPC, namely the RELEASE74. CERTivity 2.0 provides many new features and improvements which aim to reduce and simplify the work of the user.
We have also added features which improve the user experience such as Quick Search for application, Quick Search for an opened KeyStore, filter for the Options Panel, KeyStore related actions displayed in the context menu, when right-clicking on an empty area inside an opened KeyStore.
In this version of CERTivity we have also fixed some issues from version 1.2, such as correcting the management of the cut/copy/paste actions for PKCS#12 KeyStore type or Help window displaying under the main window on Mac OS X and other usability issues.
As done for the previous versions, for CERTivity 1.2 EduLib offers a trial period of 30 days to fully evaluate the new features of the new version even for users which have tried the previous versions.
The new features and updates offered by CERTivity 2.0 are available from EduLib at http://www.edulib.com/products/keystores-manager/.