How to Install an SSL Certificate on JBoss Server

In this extensive tutorial, you will learn how to install an SSL Certificate on JBoss Server. Before the installation, you need to have all the SSL files on your device. For users who don’t have the primary SSL certificate and the private key, we’ve also included a quick guide on generating a CSR code on JBoss.

In the final part of this guide, we’ve added valuable info on where to buy the best JBoss SSL Certificate.

Table of Contents

  1. Generate a CSR Code on JBoss
  2. Install an SSL Certificate on JBoss
  3. Test your Installation
  4. Where to buy an SSL Certificate for JBoss?

We also recorded a video that walks you through the entire process. You can watch the video, read the instructions, or do both. You can watch the video below.

Generate a CSR Code on JBoss

CSR or Certificate Signing Request is a small block of encoded text you must create and send to the Certificate Authority (CA). You will provide your website and company details in the CSR, and the CA will use them to validate your SSL request.

Along with the CSR, you will also create your private key. You’ll need it later, during the installation process.

You have two options:

  1. Generate the CSR automatically using our CSR Generator.
  2. Follow our step-by-step tutorial on how to create the CSR on JBoss.

Install an SSL Certificate on JBoss Server

After the CA delivers the necessary SSL files to your email, continue with the installation instructions. We’ll assume you’re using a Tomcat or Jetty servlet.

Part 1: Prepare your SSL Certificate files

The SSL files come in a ZIP archive. Download the ZIP folder and extract its contents. Make sure you have the following files:

  • The primary SSL certificate with the /.cer/.crt/.pem extension
  • The intermediate SSL Certificate with the .ca-bundle extension
  • The Private Key file with .key extension that you’ve generated on the same server along with your CSR code

Copy the contents of your SSL Certificate including the —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– and—–END CERTIFICATE—– tags into a text editor and save the file with .crt

Repeat the process for the .ca-bundle file. Copy-paste the code into a single file and save it as .crt

Part2: Import the SSL Certificate on JBoss

Import the SSL Certificate into the keystore by running the following command:

keytool -import -alias your_alias_name -trustcacerts -file ssl_certificate.crt -keystore your_keystore_filename

Note: Please, enter the Alias and Keystore names that you’ve used during the CSR and Private Key generation.


  1. Locate the server.xml configuration file and open it
  2. Use the ctrl + F search function and find the Uncomment this for SSL support line
  3. Uncomment the following section and add your server key location:
    <Connector className="org.apache.tomcat.service.PoolTcpConnector">
    <Parameter name="handler"
    <Parameter name="port"
    <Parameter name="socketFactory"
    value="" />
    <Parameter name="keystore" value="/usr/java/jakarta-tomcat-3.2.2/server.keystore" />
    <Parameter name="keypass" value="changeit" />
  4. Copy the JSSE jars to $TOMCAT_HOME/lib directory.


  1. Locate the part in the $JBOSS_JETTY_HOME/conf/jetty/jetty.xml configuration file that should begin with, Uncomment this to add an SSL listener
  2. Uncomment the following part, and insert the location of your server key:
    <Call name="addListener">
    <New class="com.mortbay.HTTP.SunJsseListener">
    <Set name="Port">8443</Set>
    <Set name="MinThreads">5</Set>
    <Set name="MaxThreads">255</Set>
    <Set name="MaxIdleTimeMs">50000</Set>
    <Set name="Keystore"><SystemProperty name="jetty.home" default="."/>/etc/server.keystore</Set>
    <Set name="Password">changeit</Set>
    <Set name="KeyPassword">changeit</Set>
  3. Restart your JBoss server.

Congratulations, now you know how to install an SSL Certificate on JBoss Server.

Test your SSL Installation

After you complete the installation, you need to ensure it runs smoothly. Use one of these powerful SSL tools, to check your SSL Certificate for potential errors. The whole process won’t take more than a few minutes. With almost instant scans and extensive reports, you will get the whole picture of your SSL installation.

Where to buy an SSL Certificate for JBoss?

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If you find any inaccuracies or have details to add to these SSL installation instructions, please feel free to send us your feedback at [email protected]. Your input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if an SSL certificate is installed in JBoss?

You can check the SSL session id from the request object.

String sslID = (String)request.getAttribute(“javax.servlet.request.ssl_session”);

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Where do I put the SSL certificate in JBoss?

The SSL certificate in JBoss is stored in the following directory:

APPSRV_HOME/standalone/configuration/keystore/keystore. jks.

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How can I check when my SSL certificate expires in JBoss?

SSL certificates are valid for one year. You will receive a notification from your CA several weeks in advance about the upcoming expiration. Alternatively, you can click the SSL padlock next to your website’s URL and inspect the SSL certificate details.

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