How to Configure SSL HTTPS in Tomcat within 2 mins

Configuration of SSL HTTPS in tomcat in Linux involves 2 easy steps. Creating the Keystore using keytool utility and configure in the tomcat server.xml file.


Short Intro about SSL – Secure Socket Layer :-

SSL, or Secure Socket Layer, is a technology which allows web browsers and web servers to communicate over a secured connection. This means that the data being sent is encrypted by one side, transmitted, then decrypted by the other side before processing. This is a two-way process, meaning that both the server AND the browser encrypt all traffic before sending out data.
Lets start with the configuration of SSL HTTPS in Tomcat.

Pre-requite is to have Java to be installed. Lets check that in the server by issuing this command,

# java -version
java version "1.7.0_91"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (amzn- u91-b00)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.91-b01, mixed mode)

If Java is not installed, Please follow the article for Installation of Java JDK for Linux flavors such as RHEL or CentOS.

Step 1:- Creating the KeyStore file using keyGen Utility of Java

# cd %JAVA_HOME/bin

then type-in the keytool command,

# keytool -genkey -alias Tomcat -keyalg RSA

Shell will prompted to ask few details about Keystore as follows


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