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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Creating Self Signed Certificate using Keytool

Prerequsites: For using the keytool utility, we have to ensure that our environment is configured to use the bin directory of JDK, otherwise the full path to the utility must be present on the command line. Which can be ensured by typing java or javac on command prompt.

There are basically three steps:
1. Generate the certificate in the keystore file

Here tomcat is an unique alias of certificate. change is the default password, you can change it. You now have a .keystore in the current user's home directory

2. Now export the certificate you just generated:

Now the certificate has been exported to server.crt file.

3. Now, add the exported certificate (server.crt) to your JRE's cacerts file

 Yes, now its done.

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