Android Tutorial jarsigner error: private key algorithm is not compatible

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Examples' started by Erel, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Private sign keys created with B4A v7.80 or less together with Java 8u151+ will fail with the above error message. Note that it does not affect existing keys.
    It is related to a change in the default key size.
    It is fixed for the next update of B4A.

    As a workaround you can switch to Java 8u144:

    Or create the key from the command line:
    keytool -genkey -dname "CN=Unknown,O=Unknown,C=Unknown" -keystore mykeystore.keystore -keysize 1024 -alias b4a -validity 14000 -keypass 123456 -storepass 123456
    123456 that appears twice should be replaced with the password.
  2. konradwalsh

    konradwalsh Active Member Licensed User

    Since I am on v7.80 and v8.00 has been released but I didnt receive an email, I assume there wont be an in between update to fix this issue? I guess I am not eligible for v8.00
  3. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Sorry but no. However the workaround explained in the first post is quite simple.
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