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From "Bill Barker" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat SSL without plaintext Certificate-Keyphrase
Date Mon, 02 Sep 2002 02:47:08 GMT

"Henning Meyer" <> wrote in message
> Hello,
> I want to set up a Tomcat Server, without having the SSL keyphrase a
> plaintext readable for the Tomcat-running user.
> At this time I think it has to be in the config.xml-file.
> Is there a solution like having to type in the keyphrase every time the
> server starts up?
> Is there a soulution like having the passphrase only readable for root and
> letting the server automaticly starting up?
> e.g. root starts the server, and then the server is switching its userid?
> I hope you will help me!

For Tomcat 3.3.x, you can use the PasswordPrompter from the add-ons (under
the usual download link).

I had thought that this one was originally back-ported from 4.x, but I'm
afraid that I can't find where the 4.x version lives at the moment.

> Thanks a lot.
> Henning Meyer
> ----------------------------
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> to a psychiatrist?

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