This topic provides instructions on how to obtain a certificate from a Certificate Authority for the Expeditor Server.
Production Web servers must use signed certificates purchased from a Certificate Authority that supports IBM® HTTP Server, such as VeriSign
. You can use the IKEYMAN Key Management utility
provided with IBM HTTP Server to create self-signed certificates. Self-signed certificates are useful for test purposes but should not be used in a production Web server.
To create a self-signed certificate, perform the following steps:
- Use the IKEYMAN Key Management utility to create a new key database of type CMS.
- Save the password to a file.
- Create a new self-signed certificate in this keystore.
- Extract the certificate that you just created to a file.
Later, you will import this file into the Application Server Virtual Machine truststore file.
See SSL Certificates
in the IBM HTTP Server Information Center for detailed instructions.
Parent topic: Securing with SSL: XPD621