Configuring SSL on Windows Vista
To configure SSL on Windows Vista™,
you need an SSL certificate with RSA keys for authentication. You
can use the Java keytool to create the certificate.
Note: Windows Vista will not work with DSA keys.
You can run keytool by using a single command that includes all
the information that is required to create the certificate and keystore.
Create an SSL certificate
In a command prompt, navigate
to [JAVA HOME]/bin and type the following command to create
the certificate and keystore:
keytool -genkey -keyalg RSA -dname "CN=Host Name, OU=Group Name, O=Company Name,L=CityName, S=State, C=Country Code" -alias "LC Cert" -keypass key_password -keystore keystorename.keystore
Note: Replace [JAVA_HOME] with the directory where the JDK is installed, and replace the text in italic with values that correspond with your environment.
Type changeit as the password. This password
is the default for a Java installation, and the system administrator
may have changed it.