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wildcard certificates into BOBJ Web application

Hello All,

I configured tomcat https on BOBJ 4.2 , it works as expected except the certificate trusted warning when opening in the browser. I have valid wild card certificate for the domain. I imported it using the keytool . However, when i open the link, the browser still warns and when i check the certificate it is still using the privatekey certificate but not the trusted wildcard

Steps followed

1) Generated Keystore as per note 1648573 - when asked first name and last name , i used ABC (name changed)

2) changed server.xml file

https started working with warning

wildcard import process

1) got the wildcard.crt certificate ( wildcard entry name, issued by CA) ( names changed)

2) imported certificate using keytool (keytool -import -file wildcard.crt -alias wildcard -keystore -keystore) . The certifcate imported , but https still uses the same old privatekey entry certificate (i.e ABC, not

3) Keytool list shows two enteries 1) privatekey 2) trustedentry

When i tried to import the wildcard card certificate to ssme alias generated in step 1 , it complains public keys in reply dont match keystore

Can someone please share the process followed in importing wildcards



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    Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 01:26 PM

    Hi Karthik,

    In a similar case scenario, we were given a PKCS#12 wildcard certificate (*.pfx file format). In order to use it with Tomcat we have followed the steps below:

    1. Receive the wildcard certificate as well as the password. This certificate has to be created by a Certification Authority (e.g. Comodo, Symantec).
    2. Copy the certificate in a selected directory which can be accessed by the account that is used for running BO services etc.
    3. Stop Tomcat.
    4. Modify the 'server.xml' which is located either in '<LINUX_BO_DIR>/sap_bobj/tomcat/conf' or '<WIN_BO_DIR>/tomcat/conf'
    5. Modify accordingly the HTTPS connector

    < Connector









    sslEnabledProtocols="TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2"







    • The password can be presented either in plain text or with the corresponding XML entities.

    Finally, you may find useful the following resources:

    Title: Create a .pfx/.p12 certificate file using OpenSSL


    Title: Passwords - Why are plain text passwords in the config files?




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    • Hi Ilias

      Thanks a lot , this is what exactly i was looking for

      No matter how many ways i import .crt wildcard, tomcat is still using the self-signed certificate it created at the time of keystore generation .

      After converting to PCKS format, and pointing tomcat to use this keystore, it worked (i converted crt to PCKS12 using openssl )

      Thanks a lot again



  • Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 04:01 PM

    this has nothing to do with BOE/SAP products, it's the browser and your certificate. You should google the browser warning and see how to resolve it.

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