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Configure SSL for WebSphere Application Server full profile

Request a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate and process the received documents to import them into the keystore.


Overview

This procedure indicates how to request an SSL certificate and import it and the chain certificate into the keystore.


Procedure

  1. Create a request to a certificate authority; in the WebSphere® administrative console, select Security > SSL certificate and key management > Key stores and certificates > keystore > Personal certificate requests > New.

    Where keystore identifies your keystore.

    The request is sent to the certificate authority.

  2. When we receive the SSL certificate, import it and the corresponding chain certificate into the keystore by following the instructions provided by the certificate authority. In the WebSphere administrative console, we can find the corresponding option in Security > SSL certificate and key management > Manage endpoint security configurations > node SSL settings > Key stores and certificates > keystore > Personal certificates > certificate > Receive a certificate from a certificate authority.

    Where:

    • node SSL settings shows the SSL settings of the nodes in your configuration.
    • keystore identifies your keystore.
    • certificate identifies the certificate that you received.
  3. Create an SSL configuration. See the instructions in the user documentation that corresponds to the version of the WebSphere Application Server full profile that supports your applications.

    We can find configuration details in the WebSphere administrative console at Security > SSL certificate and key management > Manage endpoint security configurations > SSL Configurations.

Parent topic: Configuring Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)