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Hi All,  
I have been to the Apache site to read the following page:
http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-3.2-doc/tomcat-ssl-howto.html

However, this may as well be Greek to me.
I am a newbie when it comes to SSL, HTTPS, and security in general.

I would like to keep things simple for learning. I have Jakarta-Tomcat-3.2.3 installed on my Windows2000 machine. It works just fine when it comes to regular HTTP/HTML/JSP applications.

So, what can I do to make this a secure site with HTTPS pages?

Where can I get the additional security JAR files to put in the CLASSPATH? I can not find them on the Sun site.

What files need to change in my C:\jakarta-tomcat-3.2.3\conf and \bin and \webapps\project directories?

TIA
DoughBoy

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DoughBoy,

First, I have never tried to use Tomcat (to let you know how good I am :(.  However, I would try , my best to make your life a bit easier (or harder?)

The page that you mentioned have an excellent information.

At this point, I would have to assume that you would not be rebuilding Tomcat, nor does you will use Apache SSL.

Let's go to "Direct SSL" section.

First you would need to get the JDK.  I would believe that we will go for IBM JDK 1.3 since the author successfull use it.  Download it, and get it installed.

http://www7b.boulder.ibm.com/wsdd/wspvtindex.html

Next, you need to generate a certificate for your server.  TO do that, you need an OpenSSL package. Get one from http://www.openssl.org/  I'm not sure how good the win32 port of OpenSSL, but it's worth a try.  Grab it from http://www.kix.or.jp/~fujino/openssl/ (Direct Link: http://www.kix.or.jp/~fujino/openssl/OpenSSL-20010810.tar.gz).  Download it, use winzip to extract it to c:\ssl

Alternately, you can try these link for the OpenSSL.
http://curl.haxx.se/download.html
http://www.zoneedit.com/doc/partner/perl-utils/openssl-win32-binaries/

I have tried, but no luck in creating the new certificate request (on Win2K Pro).



good luck
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