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From "Parsons Technical Services" <>
Subject Re: Problem with setting up an SSL secure page
Date Wed, 08 Feb 2006 16:06:30 GMT
What is in the logs?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Whitby" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 11:02 AM
Subject: Problem with setting up an SSL secure page

Dear all,

I am currently designing a final year project for my University course and I 
am having problems getting a working SSL connection.  I have Tomcat set up 
and working fine, but when it comes to accessing a page over the https 
setup, I am having no luck.

Firstly a few technical details.  I am using Windows XP Home, with Internet 
Explorer 6.0.2900.2180.  I am using the latest Java installation, jdk 
1.5.0_05 and so the JSSE comes installed with that.  I'm using Tomcat 5.0, 
the latest installation available (it's only been installed on my system for 
the last few weeks).  I have McAffe Security Centre installed but the 
problem occurs even with this turned off.

Now the problem.  I have followed word by word the set up instructions in 
the Tomcat manual.  I have created the certificate and verified it using the 
command line.  I have altered the server.xml file to include the path 
"keystorePath="D:/FYPCode/keystore" "where I have copied the keystore to. 
I've done everything.  Yet when I type https://localhost:8443 in the browser 
window I get nothing.  When using IE it takes ages to search for the page, 
then eventually I get "This page cannot be displayed" and in Mozilla I get a 
message after a couple of minutes saying the page has timed out and get left 
with a blank page.  So I can't load the page up at all.

I've tried everything I can think of to get it to work.  I have 3 different 
books on this subject and I've followed the instructions in every one to try 
and get this to work.  Nothing has worked.  I did a Google search using as 
many different combinations of words I can think of but the only help I get 
is for Tomcat 3 and the old JSSE installation.  So I'm lost.  I did even 
think about installing the JSSE 1.3 to see if that had an effect, as I can't 
find any of the jar files that are mentionned in that area.  However, I felt 
it best to ignore that as it says.

So as you can see I've tried everything I can think of.  Nothing as worked. 
If anyone can help me I would be extremely grateful.

Many thanks

Mark Whitby 

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