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Create AppCenter Keystore

jarafpv profile image Jayson Ragasa ・3 min read


To be able to run the distributed application in any Android device. AppCenter requires you to upload your KeyStore to be able to sign the apk file.

To do this, you must generate your personal .keystore file.

Head over to keytool.exe directory by using PowerShell in Administrative mode or you'll get Access Denied when keyool generates your keystore file.

  1. And enter cmd then ↲ - The reason why we do this is to just simplify our navigation to Java folder in Profile Files (x86) or directly in JDK folder.

  2. Next cd %java_home%\bin ↲ - if that failed, then you can try this cd %programfiles(x86)%\Java ↲ then dir ↲ and it should list the folder contents

C:\Program Files (x86)\Java>dir
 Volume in drive C is SIDE A
 Volume Serial Number is 5851-D4A3

 Directory of C:\Program Files (x86)\Java

03/29/2020  05:18 AM    <DIR>          .
03/29/2020  05:18 AM    <DIR>          ..
09/19/2018  12:55 PM    <DIR>          jdk1.8.0_181
03/29/2020  05:17 AM    <DIR>          jre1.8.0_241
               0 File(s)              0 bytes
               4 Dir(s)  17,503,277,056 bytes free

C:\Program Files (x86)\Java>
  1. (cont).. cd jdk + then current version. i.e cd jdk1.8.0_181 ↲ then finaly cd bin

  2. Next keytool -genkeypair -v -keystore WhateverFilenameYouWant.keystore -alias AndWhateverKeystoreAliasYouWant -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -validity 10000 -deststoretype PKCS12

    i.e keytool -genkeypair -v -keystore AppCenter.keystore -alias AppCenterKeyStore -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -validity 10000 -deststoretype PKCS12

  3. Then just answer the questions like the first screenshot above.

  4. Your keystore file will be saved in the same folder so copy that somewhere meaningful to you.

  5. You can validate your keystore by typing keytool -list -v -keystore WhateverFilenameYouWant.keystore -alias AndWhateverKeystoreAliasYouWant -storepass THEPASSWORDYOUSET -keypass THEPASSWORDYOUSET

    i.e keytool -list -v -keystore AppCenter.keystore -alias AppCenterKeyStore -storepass secretpass -keypass secretpass

    and should get something like this

Alias name: AndWhateverKeystoreAliasYouWant
Creation date: Apr 19, 2020
Entry type: PrivateKeyEntry
Certificate chain length: 1
Certificate[1]:
Owner: CN=jayson ragasa, OU=dev, O=jaraio, L=manila, ST=metro manila, C=ph
Issuer: CN=jayson ragasa, OU=dev, O=jaraio, L=manila, ST=metro manila, C=ph
Serial number: 48624cd
Valid from: Sun Apr 19 15:22:36 SGT 2020 until: Thu Sep 05 15:22:36 SGT 2047
Certificate fingerprints:
         MD5:  E8:19:1C:D5:58:9F:51:62:0F:70:57:B5:A5:A4:03:04
         SHA1: EF:84:7A:01:22:41:34:AC:27:97:56:B0:47:80:AF:3C:F5:64:D7:9A
         SHA256: E1:5D:DC:A3:91:EC:76:26:79:FC:9F:DB:91:77:AE:E4:5C:C1:AD:6C:DA:08:CB:99:77:D9:C8:33:D7:14:FD:22
Signature algorithm name: SHA256withRSA
Subject Public Key Algorithm: 2048-bit RSA key
Version: 3

Extensions:

#1: ObjectId: 2.5.29.14 Criticality=false
SubjectKeyIdentifier [
KeyIdentifier [
0000: AF 37 11 14 F4 26 E5 C4   8A B7 B2 09 E1 53 83 8F  .7...&.......S..
0010: 29 2E CC 0B                                        )...
]
]
  1. (cont..) next step is to heave over to your build configuration in your AppCenter, upload this keystore then enter password, alias, and password again

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