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Tomcat and https on Windows 7

Imre Tokai
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Hello,

How to configure basic https access on Tomcat?

Downloaded and installed apache-tomcat-6.0.29-windows-x86.zip
and i'm about to configure basic https://localhost:8443 access via browser;
1)
get the .keystore file with changeit password via jdk's
keytool... command from command line
2)
Uncommented the https 8443 config in server.xml and added properties keystoreFile="e:\.keystore" keystorePass="changeit"




When tried to run startup.bat i get exception:


Did this configuration without any trouble a while ago on earlier versions of Tomcat. Has anything changed in newer versions?


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Imre Tokai
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Am i using wrong certificate? Any (other) hints?
Anyone on this topic, please?


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Jaikiran Pai
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Imre Tokai wrote:




When tried to run startup.bat i get exception:




Try changing the protocol attribute value to "org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11NioProtocol".




For more details, refer to http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/ssl-howto.html#Configuration


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Rene Larsen
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You could try to generate your own certificate - and then see if this one will work.

It is working on my Tomcat 7 server, with my own home generated certificate



Replace the <..> with your own values...


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Imre Tokai
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Working indeed thanks a lot Rene!

Which (not self-signed) certificate is recommended for this usage of Tomcat? Any experience with commercial certificates?


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Rene Larsen
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You should be able to buy a SSL Certificate from http://www.verisign.com/
sinoob ts
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check for org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener in the server.xml and comment that line.
 
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