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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: New idea - Enable Tomcat for SSL?
Date Thu, 19 Aug 2004 14:52:45 GMT


And, of course, which
should have saved you considerable time and effort.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium Research Informatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: ohaya []
>Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 10:47 AM
>Subject: New idea - Enable Tomcat for SSL?
>With the problems that I've posted about, trying to run
>Apache+Tomcat+mod_jk/jk2/proxy and not being able to retrieve the PKI
>client certificate information in JSPs, I'm now wondering if the best
>way to do this might be to just forget about Apache, and just run
>by itself.
>I've seen some info that SEEMS to indicate that it's possible to
>configure Tomcat as a standalone webserver+container that supports both
>client and server SSL authentication, i.e., no Apache, no mod_xxx, etc.
>Can anyone confirm that this is true?  Also, if this is true, does
>anyone know if I'll then be able to access the client certificate
>information from my JSPs?
>If anyone can point to some detailed instructions or HOWTOs on
>configuring Tomcat this way, I'd really appreciate it.  This would be
>for the latest Tomcat (5.0.27?).
>Even in production, traffic on the server for my project is going to be
>very limited, so I'm thinking that this might be the easiest option, if
>it can work, and if it allows me to access the info in client certs
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