Adding truststore files

 

Before you begin

A truststore file is a key database file that contains public keys. The public key is stored as a signer certificate. The keys are used for a variety of purposes, including authentication and data integrity. In WebSphere Application Server, adding truststore files to the configuration is different between client and server. For the client, a truststore file is added to a property file, like sas.client.props. For the server, a truststore file is added through the WAS administrative console. Before you add the truststore file to your configuration, ask the following questions:

 

Procedure

  1. Add a truststore file into a client configuration, by editing the sas.client.props file and setting the following properties:

    • com.ibm.ssl.trustStoreType for the truststore format. Range: JKS (default), PKCS12, JCEK, JCERACFKS.

    • com.ibm.ssl.trustStore for a fully qualified path to the truststore file. The truststore file contains the public keys.

    • com.ibm.ssl.trustStorePassword for the password to access the truststore file.

  2. Add a truststore file into a server configuration:

    1. Start the administrative console by specifying : http://server_host_name:9060/ibm/console

    2. Click Security > SSL.

    3. Create a new SSL setting alias if one does not exist.

    4. Select the alias that you want to add into the truststore file.

    5. Type the trust file name for the path of the truststore file.

    6. Type the trust file password for the password to access the truststore file.

    7. Select the trust file format for the truststore type. JKS (Default), PKCS12, JCEK.

    8. Click OK and Save to save the configuration.

 

Result

The SSL configuration alias now contains a valid truststore file for an SSL connection.

 

Example


 

See Also


Secure Sockets Layer

 

Related Tasks


Manage digital certificates
Configuring CSIv2 and Security Authentication Service authentication protocols

 



 

 

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