Java applet displays the details of
a X509 certificate (v1,v2,v3). A certificate file can be selected either from a local file dialog,
or from a URL to a certificate deployed from a web server, and the applet
displays the certificate details in the plugin Java console and the applet textarea
A very simple
application provides the same information from the command line. Note that similar certificate
information is available from the Java2 tool command keytool -printcert -file filecertname.
Since this RSA-signed applet requires you to have the MS cryptoAPI CA database, you can also
view any valid X509 certificate details directly with the cryptoAPI simply by double clicking
a .cer file type.
Code-signing certificate is VeriSign Class 3 code-signing.
JAR file created using jar.exe and jarsigner.exe.
---- Note on importing certificates into Netscape Communicator and IE browsers -----------------------------
To make a certificate (root or otherwise) available for easy importing into Communicator from a web server,
set up the mime-type mapping on the server (as suggested by Netscape with regard to
distribution of self-signed certificates
) to associate a certificate file type (say .cer) with the mime-type
application/x-x509-ca-cert which Communicator will recognize as an "import certificate" directive.
The .cer file extension is also recognized by IE as a command to run a MS cryptoAPI command
(specifically rundll32.exe cryptext.dll,CryptExtOpenCER) which
displays a dialogue for importing and/or viewing certificate contents.