RFR 8130302: jarsigner and keytool -providerClass needs be re-examined for modules

Weijun Wang weijun.wang at oracle.com
Tue Feb 16 14:44:02 UTC 2016

Please review the code change at


I didn't abandon -providerClass and go all the way to -provideName 
because -providerClass has a sub-option -providerArg that can be used to 
further configure the provider. Also I think we still need to support 
legacy providers that are not defined in modules.

With this fix, -providerClass accepts both a provider name and a 
provider class name. Some doc change will be needed.


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