Tomcat, APR native installation and SSL

By jpb21k ·
I am using Tomcat 6.0 on Windows 2008 Server R2. Everything is running fine, except when third party SSL certificates are used. They flat out won't work.The https protocol does not connect.

I am not using JSSE. I have followed the instructions on the Apache tomcat website for APR native installations using APR native + OPENSSL.

Using a self-signed certificate, everything works fine.

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Did you check the network side? Perhaps with Wireshark?

by cmatthews In reply to Tomcat, APR native instal ...

Does your ..\tomcat\conf\server.xml have:

"Define an SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8083 for X.509 client authentication"

Maybe you're missing something in W2008's firewall permissions..

Also, there are 100+ Detailed Apache How-To articles here:

Happy trails.. That kind of reading puts me to sleep! :-)

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Resolved it.

by jpb21k In reply to Tomcat, APR native instal ...

The problem was two fold:

1. The incorrect type of was being issued by the cert provider. I ensured that an Apache SSL certifcate was being provided.

2. I updated the server.xml with the new cert,restarted Tomcat 6 and all was good in the world.

Thank you for the quick reply. It did make me review my firewall settings and cleanup some of the legacy stuff that was there.

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