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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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10.9. Demo keyfile

SSL relies on the existence of digital certificates. A digital certificate reveals information about its owner, such as their identity. During the initialization of an SSL connection, the server must present its certificate to the client in order for the client to determine the server’s identity. The client may also present the server with its own certificate in order for the server to determine the client’s identity. SSL is, therefore, a means for propagating identity between components.

The Application Server provides a set of certificates that may be used for testing purposes. However, the identities contained in the certificates are generic and the expiration dates are set artificially low. This section describes the process ...

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