This chapter includes the following topics:
When making an outbound two-way SSL connection, WebLogic Server by default uses its server certificate to establish its identity as a client. However, you can alternatively specify a separate client certificate to establish identity instead. This capability is particularly useful when WebLogic Server is acting as a client making two-way SSL connection.
To use a client certificate for specifying an outbound two-way SSL connection, complete the steps described in the following sections:
Switching WebLogic Server's identity to a client certificate is supported only when making an outbound two-way SSL connection. For inbound SSL connections, where Weblogic Server is acting as an SSL server, the server certificate is always used for identity.
Add a client certificate to WebLogic Server's identity keystore and note the name of the alias under which the private key and public certificate are stored. This needs to be done only once. After completing the following steps, the ability to use a client identity for making an outbound two-way SSL connection is always available for the current WebLogic Server instance.
To add a client certificate to the identity keystore, complete the following steps:
To initiate an outbound two-way SSL connection using the client certificate, create a WLST script that does the following:
true, which establishes the server identity for the outbound connection.
SSLMBean.ClientCertPrivateKeyPassPhraseattribute, and the client certificate keystore alias, using the
Example 32-1 Sample WLST Script that Initiates an Outbound Two-Way SSL Connection Using a Client Identity
url="t3://localhost:7001" adminUsername="weblogic" adminPassword="password" connect(adminUsername, adminPassword, url) edit() server=cmo.lookupServer('myserver') cd('Servers') cd('myserver') startEdit() cd('SSL') cd('myserver') ssl = server.getSSL() ssl.setUseServerCerts(true) ssl.setUseClientCertForOutbound(true) ssl.setClientCertAlias("myClientCert") ssl.setClientCertPrivateKeyPassPhrase("myClientCertPrivateKeyPassPhrase") save() activate() disconnect() exit()
Example 32-1 shows a WLST script that initiates an outbound two-way SSL connection using a client certificate from the identity keystore configured with WebLogic Server.
To restore use of the server identity certificate for outbound SSL connections, enter a WLST command that sets the
SSLMBean.UseClientCertForOutbound attribute to
Note the following:
Note that the values of the
SSLMBean.ClientCertAlias attributes are persisted and are used the next time an outbound two-way SSL connection using a client identity is made (that is, the next time the
SSLMBean.UseClientCertForOutbound attribute is set to
The SSLMBean attributes used for specifying a client certificate for outbound SSL connections are not available from the WebLogic Server Administration Console.