I'm a newbie to SSL so be gentle with me! I'm not sure about terminology yet but here goes...
I want to add SSL security to a web application written as a servlet and running under Tomcat 7.0 (Windows 32-bit). We are developing the application ourselves and want to set up a test system that operates SSL but with minimum cost. Later we will go to a production system and the customer will pay for a certificate(?) for whatever level of 'Assurance' he/she wants.
I'm told that there is a 'product' (?) called Snakeoil SSL which is free and but provides some kind of basic SSL functionality - my hope is that it will allow us to go through the process of 'installing' SSL on Tomcat, pointing a browser at the servlet URL and bringing up the https://
prefix in the address bar. That would do the job for us.
I've googled 'Snakeoil SSL Installation' and can't get any clear info about where to start - all the references I see deal with Linux and rely on having a Snakeoil package available with the O.S.
Does a version of Snakeoil for Tomcat (Windows 32-bit) exist?
Where are the instructions for installation?
Thank you very much.