Java Plug-in and Java Web Start support browser keystore in Internet Explorer and Mozilla; certificates and keys in browser keystores are used for the following purpose:
If the certificates and keys are on the smart cards, they are also recognized by Java Plug-in and Java Web Start if exposed in the browser keystore.
By default, browser keystore support is enabled; users may configure the
support through the Advanced tab in the Java Control Panel.
Internet Explorer keystore support
On Windows, browser keystore is supported through Internet Explorer.
Certificates and keys in Internet Explorer are automatically recognized by Java
Plug-in and Java Web Start when Java applications and applets are deployed on
This feature is supported only with Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher.
Mozilla keystore support
On Linux and Solaris, browser keystore is supported through Mozilla. Certificates and keys in Mozilla are recognized by Java Plug-in and Java Web Start when Java applications and applets are deployed on Linux and Solaris.
Support for Mozilla keystore requires a Mozilla library called JSS (Network Security Services for Java). By default, JSS is a separate component that does not ship with Mozilla -- it is the responsibility of the deployer to install JSS with Mozilla. Java Plug-in and Java Web Start will enable the Mozilla keystore support appropriately after JSS is deployed.
This feature is supported only with Mozilla 1.4 or higher and JSS 3.2 or higher, assuming both Mozilla and JSS are compiled using the same compiler on the same platform.
Linux / Solaris