Installing SSL Certificate

For configuring SSL certificate for jetty:

  1. Create keystore with the help of utility keytool, included in Sun JDK. For creating the certificate, you must indicate the keystorePassword and keyPassword
> jdk/bin/keytool -genkey -alias my-cert -keyalg RSA
        -keystore .mykeystore
  1. Generate the certificate request ‘CSR’ in the file cert.csr.
> jdk/bin/keytool -certreq -alias my-cert -file cert.csr
        -keystore .mykeystore
  1. Send the CSR file to the Certificate Authority (CA) like Verisign or XRamp and purchase the SSL certificate. The CA returns the file cert.crt. You may check your certificate by going to the link
  2. Convert the file cert.crt from the format PEM to DER (cert.der). You may use opnessl for this purpose:
openssl x509 -in cert.crt -out cert.der –outform DER
  1. Import the certificate to the store:
> jdk/bin/keytool -import -alias my-cert -file cert.der -keystore .mykeystore
  1. Edit jetty.xml:
<Call name="addListener">
      <New class="org.mortbay.http.SunJsseListener">
        <Set name="Port">8443</Set>
        <Set name="MinThreads">5</Set>

        <Set name="MaxThreads">100</Set>
        <Set name="MaxIdleTimeMs">30000</Set>
        <Set name="LowResourcePersistTimeMs">2000</Set>
        <Set name="Keystore"><SystemProperty name="jetty.home"

        <Set name="Password">keystorePassword</Set>
        <Set name="KeyPassword">keyPassword</Set>
  1. Change the protocol and port in the property siteURL in the
# URL of your site. Host name and port should be correct.
# We use this address in e-mail notification messages.

trackstudio.siteURL https://localhost:8443/TrackStudio
  1. Run jetty.
  2. Open the URL https://localhost:8443/TrackStudio in your browser.

For creating the self-signed certificate

  1. Create your own certificate authority:
perl ./ -newca


./CA -newca
  1. Generate the certificate request:
jdk/bin/keytool -certreq -alias my-cert -file cert.csr
        -keystore .mykeystore
  1. Generate the certificate:
openssl ca -config /usr/share/ssl/openssl.cnf
           -out cert.crt -infiles cert.csr
  1. Verify the certificate:
openssl verify -CAfile ./demoCA/cacert.pem cert.crt
  1. Convert the certificate from the format PEM to DER:
openssl x509 -in cert.crt -out cert.der -outform DER
  1. Import cert.der to the store.


Remember that the part of functionality (e.g. Excel reports) will not be accessible with the demo (signed by you) certificate in MS Internet Explorer.