The XL Release Setup Wizard can generate a self-signed digital certificate for secured communications. This can cause issues in situations where XL Release needs to be accessed via a URL other than https://localhost:5516, because the Common Name in the certificate is localhost.

To view the certificate, use the keytool utility (part of the Java JDK distribution) on the XL Release server:

  keytool -list -keystore conf/keystore.jks -v

Sample output:

  *****************  WARNING WARNING WARNING  *****************
  * The integrity of the information stored in your keystore  *
  * has NOT been verified!  In order to verify its integrity, *
  * you must provide your keystore password.                  *
  *****************  WARNING WARNING WARNING  *****************

  Keystore type: JKS
  Keystore provider: SUN

  Your keystore contains 1 entry

  Alias name: jetty
  Creation date: Jun 3, 2014
  Entry type: PrivateKeyEntry
  Certificate chain length: 1
  Certificate[1]:
  Owner: CN=localhost, O=XL Release Server, C=NL
  Issuer: CN=localhost, O=XL Release Server, C=NL
  Serial number: 38e4ab60
  Valid from: Tue Jun 03 11:24:19 CEST 2014 until: Thu Jun 04 11:24:19 CEST 2015
  Certificate fingerprints:
       MD5:  04:C1:91:34:70:FA:CD:16:DA:FA:F0:E3:1B:AC:81:9B
       SHA1: AA:D2:54:0E:04:8A:56:51:80:74:6B:9C:B9:F1:6D:7F:2F:F9:88:0F
       SHA256: 5E:80:50:86:B8:C3:73:66:44:36:E2:AA:54:25:B4:F3:2B:DF:CC:78:31:0D:24:E5:8A:64:C9:10:A2:17:BB:AB
       Signature algorithm name: SHA256withRSA
       Version: 3

  Extensions:

  #1: ObjectId: 2.5.29.14 Criticality=false
  SubjectKeyIdentifier [
  KeyIdentifier [
  0000: 5D 37 E4 76 6E 59 C9 59   28 A3 DF FF 01 92 70 3E  ]7.vnY.Y(.....p>
  0010: 0B 04 B0 5F                                        ..._
  ]
  ]



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Note that the alias name is jetty. XL Release looks up the certificate using this key.

If you need to update the digital certificate:

  1. Move the current conf/keystore.jks file to a different location.
  2. Use keytool in the XL_RELEASE_SERVER_HOME directory:

     keytool -genkey -keyalg RSA -alias jetty -keystore conf/keystore.jks -validity 360 -keysize 2048
    
  3. Choose a keystore password.
  4. For the first and last name, enter the host name that you want to use to access XL Release. This is a sample of the output:

     Enter keystore password:
     Re-enter new password:
     What is your first and last name?
    
     What is the name of your organizational unit?
       [Unknown]:
     What is the name of your organization?
       [Unknown]:
     What is the name of your City or Locality?
       [Unknown]:
     What is the name of your State or Province?
       [Unknown]:
     What is the two-letter country code for this unit?
       [Unknown]:
     Is CN=yourservername.yourdomain.com, OU=Unknown, O=Unknown, L=Unknown, ST=Unknown, C=Unknown correct?
    
    
     Enter key password for <jetty>
         (RETURN if same as keystore password):
    
  5. Update the following settings in conf/xl-release-server.conf:

     keystore.password=yourpassword
     keystore.keypassword=yourpassword
    

Tip: If you require a more complex digital certificate, generate it with OpenSSL and import it using keytool with the alias jetty.

For more information about SSL and Jetty, refer to the Jetty documentation.