6th October 2008

How To Configure SSL with Apache Tomcat and IIS 6.0

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I was recently asked a question about using SSL with Tomcat on IIS 6.0 and I had to confess that this was something I had never previously tried. So I decided to build a test platform and see if I could get it to work. I started by building an II 6.0 server with Tomcat and the JK 1.2 Connector as documented here : http://www.iisadmin.co.uk/?p=40

You can use any valid SSL certificate (including a self-signed certificate if you like) but in this example I used a 21-day trial SSL certificate from Thawte which you can get from here : http://www.thawte.com

Before you can use a Thawte test SSL certificate you need to add the Thawte Test CA Root certificate to your server’s ‘Trusted Root Certification Authorities’ certificate store as shown here.

Once you have done this you are now ready to add your certificate to your Tomcat web site. Right-click the web site, click Properties and then click the Directory Security tab. The ‘View Certificate’ button should be greyed-out at this point, indicating that there is no certificate installed on this web site.

Click the Server Certificate button and the Web Server Certificate Wizard should launch.

Click Assign an existing certificate and then click Next.

Click the certificate you wish to use and then click Next.

Leave the SSL port set to the default of 443 and click Next.

Click Finish and the certificate should now be installed.

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