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IBM WebSphere V5.0 Security: WebSphere Handbook Series by Stephen Pipes, Rao Maheshwar, David Leigh, Floyd Langley, Piotr Kisielewicz, Paul Creswick, Derek Carpenter, Peter Kovari

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10.10. SSL between the Web client and the Web server

IBM’s HTTP Server (IHS), as of version 1.3.26, supports SSL version 3 and version 2 and TLS version 1. While IHS is based on the Apache Web server, it is necessary to use the IBM-supplied SSL modules, rather than the OpenSSL varieties. This section will describe configuration of the IHS, although it is entirely possible that another supported Web server is used in its place.

SSL is disabled by default and it is necessary to modify a configuration file and generate a server-side certificate using the ikeyman tool provided with IHS in order to enable SSL.

10.10.1. Generating a digital certificate

The use of ikeyman to create a digital certificate has been documented in 10.9, “Demo keyfile” ...

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