On the production server (Weblogic 10.3) the node manager is not configure and the company wants to use it. Right now the app server is using a Custom Identity and Custom Trust jks stores and the Admin server and the node manager reside on the same machine. How can I use the node manager without buying an SSL certificate? Can I use a self-signed certificate? It is a bad idea to use a self-signed certificate for production (only the node manager would be using the cert)?
There was a related post here where someone managed to install SSL certificates when talking to the Node manager. I guess using seld signed certs will work. Will normal users access any URL from a browser ?