Wednesday, December 18, 2013

keytool error: java.io.FileNotFoundException: cacerts (Permission denied)

I got the error when trying to install a certificate into my keystore

Command -
keytool -import -alias aliasName -file fileName.cer -keystore cacerts
keytool -list -keystore cacerts

Solutions

Windows -
This could happen if you are not running the command prompt in administrator mode. Login with the user who has administrator privilege.

For Windows 7 and above - Go to run, type cmd and hit Ctrl+Shift+enter. This will open the command prompt in administrator mode.

For others windows -  Go to start -> all programs -> accessories -> right click command prompt and say run as administrator.

Linux -
First check the write permissions on the keystore. Also if needed login with root user and try the command.

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