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SSL Question

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That's pretty much it in a nutshell.

I think you may have had a problem in generating a CSR externally because the CSR must match the private key. If you generate a CSR from outside keytool, you'd have to import not only the cert chain but also the private key used to generate that CSR.

The Tomcat docs, on the other hand, start out assuming that you'll be constructing a brand-new keystore AND creating a private key (the "keygen" option) and that therefore you will be using keytool to generate CSRs that pair with that key.

SSL is basically just public/private encryption and like SSH, requires a public key to be sent to the client and a private key to decrypt what the client sent after encrypting with the public key. The main difference is that in SSL, you also have digitally-signed tokens that assert that the server is what you think it is and not some random hijacking of data streams for evil purposes.
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Thanks Tim. Good info!

- mike
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