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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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10.11. SSL between the Web server and WebSphere

This section documents the configuration necessary to instantiate a secure connection between the Web server plug-in and the embedded HTTP server in the WebSphere Web container. By default, this connection is not secure, even when Global Security is enabled. The documentation will cover the configuration for IBM HTTP Server 1.3.24, but the Web server related configuration in this situation is not specific to any Web server.

Set the authentication mechanism as client-cert

The following steps are mandatory for generating the certificates for SSL communication between the two differing peers.

1.
Create a self-signed certificate for the Web server plug-in.
2.
Create a self-signed certificate for the ...

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