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From "Shailesh Vidyarthi" <>
Subject Re: Please Help: Tomcat 5.5.17 SSL Help
Date Fri, 23 Feb 2007 08:35:46 GMT

        I had a similar problem with ssl. Our platform is Window2000,
jdk1.5.0, Tomcat 5.5.20. I followed the instructions  given in url below and
Tomcat gave "https" service.  SSL works .

Please see whether it is of any help to you.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Blake Smith" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 8:04 AM
Subject: Please Help: Tomcat 5.5.17 SSL Help

> Hi,
> I am running a Red Hat Enterprise 4 Linux Server.  I have Tomcat installed
> under port 8080.  I have setup "iptables" to redirect all request for port
> 80 to 8080.  I also have Java JDK 1.5.0_10 installed.  The $CATALINA_HOME
> and $JAVA_HOME variables have been set inside /etc/profile.   Tomcat runs
> normal mode, and everything is working excellent.  The only issue I am
> having is getting Tomcat to server HTTPS.  I have followed the tutorial on
> how to use "keytool" and successfully generated an private key,
> and then had the certificate signed by Verisign.  I then import the signed
> certificate with keytool.  I have uncommented the section within
> and pointed it to the location of the keystore, and it's password.  I even
> changed the port from 8443 to 443 and the corresponding forwarding value
> 8080.  By the way Apache HTTP Server is not running on this machine.
> My iptables are setup to allow 80, 8080, and 443.  Yet I can't get Tomcat
> use SSL.  If anyone can please provided me with directions for getting
> tomcat to server SSL I would be most thankful.  Tomcat is running
> standalone.
> Im not sure if there is anything special I need to do with JSSE???
> Everything I can find states it as a requirement but since I am using JDK
> 1.5.0_10, it should already be included if my understanding is correct.
> there anything special which needs to be done to use it in my version?
> Thanks in advance,
> Blake Smith

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