File Entry: Installing java certificates for services using SSL

Created: 2008-10-15 09:05:44      Last updated: 2009-02-16 07:37:39
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This jar file, designed by sun microsystems, helps you to install certificates for java to access services using a secure socket.

The complete documentation of this small java tool, including its source, can be found at: http://blogs.sun.com/andreas/entry/no_more_unable_to_find

In this document, I will explain how to create a keystore holding the certificate required to access services provided by www.bioinformatics.nl .


To install the certificate for www.bioinformatics.nl, do the following steps:

  1. download the jar file
  2. execute the jar: "java -jar InstallCert.jar www.bioinformatics.nl"
  3. The program asks you to choose which certificate to use, choose 1
  4. A certificate file named "jssecacerts" is created. Put this file in the "lib/security" of your java installation. In case you have multiple java installations, you can decide to place it in all installations. Otherwise, you have to determine which installation taverna uses.
    (In Windows, you can do this with "set JAVA_HOME", in linux, "echo $JAVA_HOME")
  5. Before you can start services provided by www.bioinformatics, you possibly have to restart Taverna.
  6. Good luck

 

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  • Monday 16 February 2009 16:08:42 (UTC)

    Note: this tool works on Windows, Linux and other operating systems that use a standard Java keystore. This does not work with Mac OS X as Apple uses a custom implementation keystores, which makes it even easier to manage SSL certificates using the Keychain Access application. For Mac OS X instructions visit: www.bioinformatics.nl/phenolink/home/JavaAndHTTPS.html


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