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Enable SSL with a Certificate from a Certification Authority

For UCMDB Browser standalone, in order to use a certificate issued by a Certification Authority (CA) the keystore must be in Java format. The following example explains how to format the keystore for a Windows machine.

  1. Prerequisites

    Before starting the following procedure, if you already have a browser.keystore file, remove it from the <UCMDB_Browser_installation_directory>\conf folder.

  2. Generate a Server Keystore

    1. Generate a CA signed certificate and install it on Windows.

    2. Export the certificate into a *.pfx file (including private keys) using Microsoft Management Console (mmc.exe).

      Enter any string as the password for the pfx file. (You are asked for this password when converting the keystore type to a JAVA keystore.)
      The .pfx file now contains a public certificate and a private key and is password protected.

      Copy the .pfx file you created to the following folder: <UCMDB_Browser_installation_directory>\conf.

    3. Open the command prompt and change the directory to %JAVA_HOME%\bin.

      Change the keystore type from PKCS12 to a JAVA keystore by running the following command:

      keytool -importkeystore -srckeystore <UCMDB_Browser_installation_directory>\conf\<pfx file name> -srcstoretype PKCS12 -destkeystore UCMDB_Browser_installation_directory\conf\browser.keystore

      You are asked for the source (.pfx) keystore password. This is the password you supplied when creating the pfx file in step b.

  3. Modify the server.xml File

    Open the server.xml file, located in <UCMDB_Browser_installation_directory>\conf. Locate the section beginning with

    Connector port="8443"

    which appears in comments. Activate the script by removing the comment character and add the following two lines:

    keystorePass="password" />

    Comment out the following line, if applicable:

    <Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener" SSLEngine="on" />

    Note Check that HTTPS communication works before closing the HTTP port.

  4. Restart the Tomcat Server

    Restart the Tomcat server.

  5. Verify the Server Security

    To verify that the UCMDB Browser is secure, enter the following URL in the Web browser: https://<UCMDB Browser name or IP address>:8443/ucmdb-browser.

  6. In UCMDB, go to Infrastructure Settings Manager>General Settings and change the protocol and port in UCMDB Browser URL, according to the values above.

Limitation: There can be one server certificate only in browser.keystore.