Configure Secure Sockets Layer for Java client authentication

WebSphere Application Server supports Java client authentication using a digital certificate when the client attempts to make a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection. The authentication occurs during an SSL handshake. The SSL handshake is a series of messages exchanged over the SSL protocol to negotiate for connection-specific protection. During the handshake, the secure server requests that the client to send back a certificate or certificate chain for the authentication.

 

Before you begin

To configure SSL for Java client authentication, consider the following questions:

If you answer yes to all of these questions that are appropriate to your product and platform, one can configure SSL for Java client authentication.

 

Overview

Note: Java client authentication using digital certificates is supported only by the CSIv2 (CSIv2) authentication protocol.

 

Procedure

  1. Configuring CSIv2 for Secure Sockets Layer client authentication.

  2. Adding keystore files .

  3. Adding truststore files .

  4. Save changes.

  5. Restart the server if you configured the server.

 

What to do next

A secure client connects to a secure Internet InterORB Protocol (IIOP) server that requires client authentication at the transport layer. If a connection problem occurs, one can set a Java property, javax.net.debug=true, before you run your client or your server to generate debugging information. See Troubleshooting security configurations for further information about how to debug an IBMJSSE problem.

 

See also


Configuring CSIv2 for Secure Sockets Layer client authentication
Adding keystore files
Adding truststore files
Editing the sas.client.props file using the administrative console

 

See Also


Authentication protocol for EJB security

 

Related Tasks


Creating a Secure Sockets Layer repertoire configuration entry
Manage digital certificates
Configuring global security

 

See Also


Cryptographic token settings

 



 

 

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