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Last Update:

28 Jan 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Kai Kramer


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KeyStore Explorer (Portable)

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5.5.1 | Updated: 28 Jan 2022



Downloads of v 5.5.1:



Software Author(s):

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KeyStore Explorer (Portable) 5.5.1

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3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade keystore-explorer.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade keystore-explorer.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install keystore-explorer.portable
    name: keystore-explorer.portable
    version: '5.5.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'keystore-explorer.portable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.5.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller keystore-explorer.portable
    Name     = "keystore-explorer.portable"
    Version  = "5.5.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'keystore-explorer.portable':
  ensure   => '5.5.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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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 28 Jan 2022.


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

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$folder = 'kse-551'

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    unzipLocation = $toolsDir
    url = ''
    checksum = '2b1a895c8a6000c777cdcd04a0cc8c3c563c734af764015ca19a073b14fdf307'
    checksumType = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

if (Test-ProcessAdminRights) {
    $specialFolder = [Environment+SpecialFolder]::CommonPrograms
} else {
    $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
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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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
KeyStore Explorer (Portable) 5.5.0 787 Monday, December 6, 2021 Approved
KeyStore Explorer (Portable) 5.4.4 3793 Monday, October 5, 2020 Approved
KeyStore Explorer (Portable) 5.4.3 1628 Monday, March 9, 2020 Approved
KeyStore Explorer (Portable) 5.4.2 1291 Monday, August 12, 2019 Approved
KeyStore Explorer (Portable) 5.4.1 1175 Sunday, October 28, 2018 Approved
KeyStore Explorer (Portable) 5.4.0 404 Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Approved
KeyStore Explorer (Portable) 5.3.2 605 Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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