I have a .pfx containing my server certificate for the HTTPS server, and the private key, protected by a password.

Can we say that this file is a keystore? When I search keystore I only find articles about Java keystore.


Yes, a PFX file (which follows the PKCS#12 cryptography storage format) such as the one you have does contain a key so it would be a keystore.

You can use PKCS#12 files natively as a keystore for most crypto implementations - for instance for its usage as a keystore in Java see the accepted answer for "Keystore type: which one to use?" for a very illustrative description on the various types of keystores.

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