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Setting up SSL in IDM 8

Hi Folks,

I'm trying to follow the documentation for setting up V8, but I'm hitting a slight snag when dealing with the SSL configuration.

Looking at the documentation,SAP Identity Management Installation Guide - SAP Library and  Adding New SSL Access Points - Network and Transport Layer Security - SAP Library. I'm told to open a port, but I don't know which one to open.  Is this an arbitrary number or am I supposed to choose a specific value.



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  • Best Answer
    Apr 17, 2015 at 03:36 PM

    Hi Matt,

    SSL configuration is very easy in IDM 8.

    please follow these steps

    1. enable ssl  and create self sign certificate on nwa > configuration >Security > ssl on port 50001 or any other port you wish to use

    2. then click on export entry  your certificate and copy into c:\program files\java\java version\lib/security\ ( please check windows java environment for correct java path )

    3. export SAPLogonKeypair.cert from TicketKeystore (/nwa) and copy into c:\program files\java\java version\lib\security\

    4. then use this command to add all certificate into java cacerts

    keytool -import -alias my_ssl_cert -file certificate_name .crt -keystore cacerts

    then open Developer studio and configure port 50001



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  • Apr 17, 2015 at 02:17 AM

    Hi Matt,

    For SSL the port setting is required along with the certificate configuration in both Netweaver Developer studio JAVA and also in the JAVA Server running the IDM. Hope the one below helps for NW Developer Studio



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  • Apr 16, 2015 at 09:08 PM

    Hello Matt,

    have you tried the default port for SSL (HTTPS), 443 (which is mentioned in the documentation)?



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    Jul 17, 2015 at 09:27 AM

    Hi Experts

    Can you please help me with this ssl certificate problem.

    Followed all the steps as per the documentation but still I’m getting this error.


    The error is LOGIN FAILED : unrecognized ssl service  .

    I’m using jre 1.8 and eclipse Kepler 4.5 and sap idm 8.0.11

    Steps I followed:

    STEP 1 : Add path to eclipse.ini file

    STEP 2 :  Copy ssl-credentials-cert1.crt Download ssl-credentials-cert1.crt file and copy to C:\ProgramFiles\Java\jre7\lib\security\

    STEP 3: Command Prompt Run as administrator

    STEP 4 : Goto JAVA path

                    cd   C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin

    STEP 5 : Delete ssl cert if exists

    1. keytool.exe -delete -alias my_ssl_cert  –keystore    ..\lib\security\cacerts

    STEP 6 : Import SSL

    1. keytool.exe -import -alias my_ssl_cert  -file ..\lib\security\ssl-credentials-

    cert1.crt -keystore ..\lib\security\cacerts

    Then certificate was exported to keystore message displayed in command prompt.

    STEP 7 : Launch Eclipse.exe

    STEP 8 : Remaining configuration of sap idm

    Application server , port , datasource and then login with the credentials .


    Anurag Kulkarni

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