How To Use Openssl To Verify Mutual SSL Authentcation For Tomcat Troubleshooting?
Last updated on JULY 05, 2018
Applies to:Siebel CRM - Version 17.0 [IP2017] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Siebel IP2017 and higher implements SSL on the communication between application containers (Tomcat). This SSL communication requires a mutual SSL authentication.
Mutual SSL authentication or certificate based mutual authentication refers to two parties authenticating each other through verifying the provided digital certificate so that both parties are assured of the others' identity.
In the Siebel context, the Client can be the Cloud Gateway communicating with the Siebel Server via the respective application containers (Tomcat), and vice-versa.
See the flow below:
In order to help with the troubleshooting on the mutual SSL authentication use openssl utility with the extracted PEM files (X509 certificates).
openssl utility can be downloaded and used from cygwin, for example, if you are using Windows OS.
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