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Testing SSL with Messaging Server 5.x and 6.x (Doc ID 1289350.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 22, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 5.2.0 to 6.3 [Release 5.2 to 6.3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The article is intended to help you configure Messaging Server 5.x and 6.x to use SSL and perform basic tests using command-line tools to verify that the server is working before moving on to investigate the client side.


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In this Document
 Configure Messaging Server to use SSL
 Use openssl s_client to test the connection
 Use ssltap to trace SSL/TLS traffic
 Generate a Client Certificate
 Install the Client Certificate
 Configure Messaging Server to Accept Certificated-Based Authentication
 Import the CA cert into the iMS cert DB
 Use openssl s_client to test cert-based login
 Use STARTTLS Instead of SSL
 There is also the sslconnect command that comes with Messaging Server
 Client-side Debugging
 How this is supposed to work
 Certificate based authentication with POP
 Certificate based authentication with IMAP
 Known bugs

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