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Securing your Tomcat server with a SSL Certificate

Securing your Tomcat server with a SSL Certificate
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Security is key in todays world, so also your Tomcat server. We have a couple of SAAS services where we run Tomcat service to offer the web services. Of course we needed get a certificate on that server so that we can provide our customers with a secure environment. A SSL certificate on a Tomcat server is not as easy as on an Microsoft Internet Information Server. So today I, again, had to do the same trick. Today I thought about documenting it as every time I’m thinking where to start. and that procedure I share with you.

Tomcat SSL Certificate
There are a couple of steps to follow;

  • Create Certificate request
  • Create KeyStore for Tomcat
  • Request certificate from provider
  • Add certificate + root / intermediate to KeyStore
  • Add the Server.XML
  • Restart the tomcat service

Create SSL Certificate

To start you need to create a SSL Certificate, the easiest way to do this is by going to the following website Create SSL CSR and fill in the details.

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RobBeekmans.NET by Rob Beekmans Rob Beekmans is a 26 year IT vetaran that worked in many fields in IT before he joined PQR 7 year ago. Rob is a senior consultant with a strong focus on Application and desktop delivery, User Environment Management, Mobility and monitoring. Rob is a VMware vExpert and is a member of the VMware EUC-Champions group. Rob shares his vision and insights on his personal blog, on webinars or on stage.

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