WebLogic Server – SSL Configuration
In setting up the SSL configuration for your WebLogic server you need to configure your Keystores. This is achieve typically by using WebLogic admin console, and navigating to:
Domain Structure > Servers > server_name > Configuration > Keystores.
WebLogic Keystores Property
Keystores property allows you to set the configuration rules that should be used for finding the server’s identity and trust keystores. You the following four options for this property:
- **** Custom Identity and Java Standard Trust: A keystore you create and the trusted CAs defined in the cacerts file in the JAVA_HOME\jre\lib\security directory.
This is the likely option that you use for your production environments. You create a proper identity store and get a certificated from a TCA to use.
- *** Custom Identity and Command Line Trust: An identity keystore you create and command-line arguments that specify the location of the trust keystore.
This option is ideal if you want to be change the trust keystore with each start-up or try to test different keystores.
- ** Custom Identity and Custom Trust: Identity and trust keystores you create.
This is option is suitable for production if all your users know you and trust you.
- * Demo Identity and Demo Trust: The demonstration identity and trust keystores, located in the BEA_HOME\server\lib directory and the JDK cacerts keystore, are configured by default. Use for development only.
This is an ideal option to checkout your application using SSL for development and testing purposes. This allows you not to use the demo artifacts that WebLogic has provided fro you.
Depending on which value you choose from this list you may have to setup the following and dependent properties on the same page. Your SSL configuration is not completed unless you also address all the subsequent and dependent properties.
If you are using “Demo Identity & Demo Trust” option then most of the other properties on the page are suitable should be fine as they are:
Identity > Demo Identity Keystore
Trust > Demo Trust Keystore
If you are using any custom value for the Keystores property, then you must set these sections accordingly.
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