3.6 Configuring Workbench to connect over HTTPS

To connect Workbench to a LiveCycle server over HTTPS, you must ensure that the certificate authority (CA) that issued the public key will be recognized as being trusted by Workbench. If the certificate is not recognized as coming from a trusted source, you must update the cacert file located in the [Workbench_HOME]/jre/lib/security directory.

Note: [Workbench_HOME] represents the directory where you installed Workbench. The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe LiveCycle Workbench ES3\workbench.

Ensure that you connect to HTTPS by using the name that is specified in the certificate. This name is typically the fully qualified host name.

3.6.1 To update the cacert file:

  1. Ensure that you have a copy of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. Either contact the administrator who configured the SSL server or export the certificate by using a web browser.

    To export the certificate, open a web browser and log in to Administration Console, install the certificate in the browser, then export the certificate from the browser to a temporary storage location (or directly to the [Workbench_HOME]/jre/lib/security directory).
  2. Copy the certificate to the [Workbench_HOME]/jre/lib/security directory.

  3. Open a command prompt window, navigate to [Workbench_HOME]/jre/bin, and then type the following command:

            keytool -import -storepass changeit -file ssl_cert_for_certname.cer 
            -keystore cacerts -alias example


    • changeit is the default password to the cacerts keystore.

    • certname is the certificate you selected in step 1.

    • example is the alias you choose for the certificate. This value can be changed.

  4. When prompted to trust the certificate, type Yes and hit the Enter key. The keytool proceeds to import the cacerts file in to the [Workbench_HOME]/jre/lib/security directory.

  5. Close and restart Workbench for the changes to take affect.

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