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E-Business Suite Workflow Steps for Configuring Workflow Java Mailer to connect using SSL to IMAP Server (Doc ID 1265949.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 08, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Workflow - Version to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


To give quick steps with example commands and tools on setting up a test case of Workflow Java Mailer connecting to an IMAP Server with SSL.  It is to be understood that the tools referred to here are just examples of tools provided by other vendors and Oracle does not give any recommendation on which tool to use.

It is also to be understood that Oracle Global Customer Support does not provide support with regard to the usage of any of other vendor tools.  It's recommended that before use any of the tools mentioned herein, do your research on the web and elsewhere to gain a good understanding of them.

For the purpose of giving a complete sample test case, Linux Dovecot IMAP is used as an example to illustrate the steps that would be involved.

NOTE: The most important steps relating to configuring Workflow Notification Mailer to connect to IMAP Server with SSL are steps 7 - 9.


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In this Document
 1) Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) using openssl
 a) Generate Private Key
 b) Create a Certificate Signing request (CSR) that will be sent to a Certificate Authority
 2) Optionally Create a Self-Signed Certificate
 3) Installing the Private Key and Certificate to IMAP Server
 4) Configure Dovecot IMAP Server for SSL connection
 5) Restart Dovecot service while connected to the operating system (OS) as the root user
 6) Testing connection to the IMAP server on the default SSL Port using openssl
 7) Install the Server Certificate on the Concurrent Tier host where Notification Mailer resides
 a) Copy the server certificate file to the default Concurrent Manager Tier JDK local trust store directory:
 b) Importing the certificate into the default "cacerts" trust store using keytool
 c) Optionally, if desired, Create a custom trust store and import the server certicate into it.
 d) Importing the server certificate into my custom trust store using keytool
 8) Test connectivity to the IMAP server using Command-Line Notification Mailer Diagnostics
 9) (Conditionally required) Update Notification Mailer parameters MAILER_SSL_TRUSTSTORE to point to your custom truststore. 
 10) Configure the rest of the Java Notification Mailer using OAM User Interface.

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