Install SSL in tomcat P7b Format

Apr 20, 2023
The steps outlined below will assist you in installing an SSL certificate on a Tomcat server. Keep in mind that if you have multiple servers or devices that require security, you will need to repeat the installation process on each one. If you have not yet generated your certificate and finished the validation process, refer to our CSR Generation Instructions before proceeding with the instructions below.

After the certificate is issued, you can proceed with its installation on the Tomcat server.

Depending on the certificate format in which you received the certificate from the Certificate Authority, there are different ways of importing the files into the Keystore.

  1. Copy the P7B file to the server where Tomcat is installed.
  2. Import the P7B file into .keystore using the below command.
keytool -import -file abc.p7b -alias server -keystore abc.jks -trustcacerts
  1. Update the server.xml configuration file to point to the Keystore file and set the correct password
    1. Find the connector element in the server.xml file, which is typically located in the {tomcat_home}/conf directory.
    2. add the following attributes to the connector element, replacing {path_to_keystore}, {password} and {Alias} your setup:
Keystory Alisas=”Alias_name”
  1. Restart Tomcat. The SSL certificate should now be installed and configured.

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