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Tutorial: Securing the WebCenter Portal Spaces Connection to Content Server with SSL Trusted Certificates (Doc ID 1586233.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document shows how to configure the Content Server Connection from WebCenter Portal Spaces to WebCenter Content Server with SSL.

This configuration has being tested with the following releases:

This is part of a series of Tutorials for Installing and Configuring WebCenter Portal.

For this Tutorial we will show the installation and configuration process on OEL5 64bit.
A similar process can be used for other Platforms.

All references to the documentation in this tutorial correspond to P56 ( release.

For previous releases you can find the documentation here:
   Oracle Fusion Middleware Documentation


This document is intended for WebCenter Portal Administrators who need to Configure Webcenter Portal with SSL.

For this configuration we are using Signed Trusted Certificates

Support for the different products used in this tutorial is provided by different teams. If assistance is needed from Oracle Support, ensure to open a service request for the related Product.


This document doesn't replace the formal documentation that can be located here:


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In this Document
 2. System Information
 3. Backup your Current Environment
 4. Configure a Keystore and key on the WebCenter Portal (client) side.
 5. Configure the keystore and key on the WebCenter Content (server) side.
 6. Import the WebCenter Content (server) public key in to the WebCenter Portal (client) keystore.
 7. Import the WebCenter Portal (client) public key in to the WebCenter Content (server) keystore.
 8. Create a new sslincoming provider on WebCenter Content.
 9. Set the WebCenter Portal Content Server connection to use SSL.
 10. Test the Configuration.
 Using OpenSSL as Certificate Authority (CA)
 1. Generate a RSA key for encryption and signing.
 2. Signing Certificates using your Private Certificate Authority.

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