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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Enabling SSL in Liferay-Tomcat Bundle

For enabling the SSL (https) in Liferay-Tomcat bundle, we need to modify the server.xml file inside \liferay-portal-6.1.1-ce-ga2\tomcat-7.0.27\conf\ directory. By default the following entry is used:
There are basically two steps for enabling SSL. First - we need to create a self signed certificate (if you don't have one from publisher) and secondly setting up tomcat configurations. You can see approach for certificate creation in my previous post, only STEP 1 is sufficient for this purpose.

Now for enabling SSL, just put the following in server.xml
where the keystore password is the password used at the time of certificate creation.

Now start the server. You will be able to use https://localhost:8181/web/guest/ after complete startup. You can manage ports as per requirements.

You can download the sample server.xml file from here.