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- Requirements for required SSL encryption and trusted clients
- Example: Enabling required SSL encryption and trusted clients
- Example: Generating a client certificate with OpenSSL
- Example: Generating a server certificate with OpenSSL
- Example: Viewing the contents of a cacerts file
- Add a client certificate to the Web tier
- Update the cacerts keystore file
- Use keytool to create a certificate request
- Use keytool to create a private key
Example: Generating a client certificate with OpenSSL
The following example describes how to create a signed client certificate using the OpenSSL toolkit as a private certificate authority. This example also uses the keytool utility available with the Sun Microsystems™ standard Java Development Kit. You can use a client certificate to validate that the client is authorized to connect to Service Manager server or as part of a trusted sign-on configuration.
Note This example builds on information presented in Example: Generating a server certificate with OpenSSL. The information contained in this example regarding OpenSSL technology is provided as a courtesy to our customers and partners. This documentation does not replace an OpenSSL reference, and we encourage you to conduct additional research regarding OpenSSL technology by consulting with sources outside of this document. We hereby disclaim all liability associated with the use and accuracy of this information. As OpenSSL technology evolves, we may or may not update this reference.
- Log on to server where you installed your OpenSSL private certificate authority, and open the operating system's command prompt.
- Change directories to the Java platform's
Type the following command to create a private key and keystore for your Service Manager client. For example, to create a private key and keystore for your Service Manager web tier, type:
keytool -genkey -keyalg RSA -alias clients -keystore <clientcerts>.keystore
Note When you repeat this step for multiple clients, replace <clientcerts> (and also <client> in the following steps) with a name that can identify every single client. For example, you can use the FQDN for each Windows client, and use the FQDN or smwebtier for your web tier client.
Note We recommend that the
keyalgparameter use a value of
RSArather than the default of
DSA. Doing so allows your TLS communications to use the stronger ECDHE cipher suites which are not vulnerable to Logjam attacks (CVE-2015-4000).
- When keytool prompts you, type the password phrase you want to use to protect your Service Manager client's keystore file. For example,
- When keytool prompts you for your first and last name, type the fully qualified host name of your Service Manager client system.
- When keytool prompts you for the organization unit, organization, city or locality, state or province, and two-letter country code, type the identification information for your company.
- Verify the information you provided and type
yesif it is correct.
When keytool prompts you for the password phrase to use for your Service Manager web tier's private key, press ENTER to use the same password as you created for the keystore.
Note The password for the private key must match the password for the keystore file.
- Type the following command to create a certificate request for your Service Manager client. For example, to create a certificate request for your Service Manager web tier, type:
keytool -certreq -alias clients -keystore <clientcerts>.keystore -file <client>_certrequest.crs
- When keytool prompts you, type the password for the Service Manager client's keystore file (from step 4). For example,
- Copy the Service Manager client's certificate request (For example,
<client>_certrequest.crs) to the OpenSSL
- Change directories to the OpenSSL
- Type the following command to sign the Service Manager client's certificate request with your private certificate authority:
openssl x509 -req -days 365 -sha256 -in <client>_certrequest.crs -CA mycacert.pem -CAkey cakey.pem -CAcreateserial -out <client>_cert.pem
When OpenSSL prompts you, type the password for your certificate authority's private key. For example,
OpenSSL stores the new signed certificate (
<client>_cert.pem) in the
Tip To view the contents of the signed certificate, you can type following command:
openssl x509 -in <client>_cert.pem -text -noout
- Copy the signed client certificate (
<client>_cert.pem) to the OpenSSL server's Java platform
- Open the operating system's command prompt.
- Change directories to the Java platform's
Type the following command to import the Service Manager client's signed certificate into a client keystore.
keytool -import -trustcacerts -alias clients -keystore ./<clientcerts>.keystore -file <client>_cert.pem
- When keytool prompts you to trust the private certificate authority's certificate, type
Copy the updated client keystore (
<clientcerts>.keystore) to the default certificate path of your client:
WEB-INFfolder of the Service Manager Web tier
<Windows client installation path>\plugins\com.hp.ov.sm.client.common_x.xxfolder of your Service Manager Windows clients
- If you are using a trusted clients or trusted sign-on implementation, do the following:
Import each client certificate you want to be part of the list of trusted clients to a trusted clients keystore.To do so, type the following command:
-alias client1 -file <client>_cert.pem -keystore trustedclients.keystore
- Copy the trusted clients keystore (
trustedclients.keystore) to the Service Manager server's RUN folder.
Example: Enabling required SSL encryption and client authentication
Example: Enabling required SSL encryption and trusted clients
Example: Enabling trusted sign-on
Example: Viewing the contents of a cacerts file
OpenSSL Web site
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption and server certificates
What are PEM files?
What is a cacerts file?
Add a client certificate to the web tier
Add a client certificate to the Windows client
Update the cacerts keystore file
Use keytool to create a certificate request
Use keytool to create a private key