Technical Ignite: How to Generate the SHA-1 Fingerprint with Keytool using Command Prompt for Android Application








Thursday, 28 May 2015

How to Generate the SHA-1 Fingerprint with Keytool using Command Prompt for Android Application


Keytool is a Java utility to generate private keys for signing an app. It will generate us the SHA-1 Fingerprint keys.

Steps to Generate SHA-1 Finger print in Windows Command Prompt

 1. Open your "Command Prompt Window" in the windows as an Administrator

2. Following is the generic script for getting the SHA-1 Finger Print

keytool -exportcert -alias androiddebugkey -keystore "C:\\Users\YOUR USERNAME\.android\debug.keystore" -list -v


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To Customize for your needs, please follow this step. If your USERNAME in windows is "Tom" then,the code should be

keytool -exportcert -alias androiddebugkey -keystore "C:\\Users\Tom\.android\debug.keystore" -list -v

In my case, My USERNAME is "Arul Frances", so check the following Screenshot.







3. And Press Enter

4. If it prompts for a password, type android

5. Hurrah! You got your SHA-1 Fingerprint. This process will be useful for signing your apps and for creating the Client ID in Google Developers console and much more. Following is the Screenshot with SHA-1 Fingerprint (Highlighted in Red)
 














Hope you found this article useful. Any Queries or Issues please ping me in the comment Section. Stay Blessed! :)
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