.KS File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .KS file extension:

  1. Kickstart File
  2. Keystore File

1. Kickstart File

Kickstart File

File used for creating images of Linux-based operating systems such as Red Hat, CentOS, and Tizen; contains a series of instructions that are used for automatic, unattended construction of an operating system (OS) image that can be used for running the OS.

Kickstart files are used by MIC (Moblin Image Creator, now obsolete) and MIC2 (MeeGo Image Creator) for building images.

NOTE: For details about the Kickstart format, refer to the Fedora Kickstart page.

Software's name License Platforms
Any text editor Any text editor AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWindowsWindows Phone
MIC2 MIC2 Free Linux

Updated: June 19, 2013

2. Keystore File

Keystore File

Security file used for a variety of verification purposes; stores cryptographic keys and certificates that are referenced to prove authenticity; password protected.

The main uses for KS files are encrypting SSLs or for identifying an author of an Android app when publishing or creating an update.

Software's name License Platforms
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers Eclipse IDE for Java Developers Free LinuxMacWindows
KeyStore Explorer KeyStore Explorer Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Unity Technologies Unity Unity Technologies Unity Commercial LinuxMacWindows

Updated: June 12, 2015

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