File Extension Library

.JKS File Extension

  • Developer by: Oracle
  • Category: Encoded Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .JKS files and how to open them?

Can't open .JKS file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .JKS file.

What is a .JKS file extension?

.JKS file extension is created by Oracle. .JKS has been classified as Encoded Files. The format of .JKS file is Binary.

.JKS is Java Keystore File

Encrypted security file used to store a set of cryptographic keys or certificates in the binary Java Key Store (JKS) format; requires a password to be opened.

JKS files are used for a variety of security purposes. They can be used to identify the author of an Android app during a build and when publishing to Android Market in Google Play or in SSL encryption. A JKS file contains sensitive data, so the file is encrypted and protected by a password to secure the file from unauthorized parties.

NOTE: .KEYSTORE files also use the JKS format for storing keys and certificates.

List of all softwares that can open the Java Keystore File
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
KeyStore Explorer
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
KeyStore Explorer
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
KeyStore Explorer

How to fix problems with .JKS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .JKS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .JKS file format
  2. You need to check the .JKS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)