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Configure a custom host name verifier

Before you begin

If you write a custom host name verifier, the class that implements the host name verifier must be specified in the CLASSPATH of WebLogic Server (when acting as an SSL client) or a stand alone SSL client.

When you use stand alone SSL clients, a custom host name verifier must be specified on the command line using the following argument or via the API:

In the preceding command line argument, classname specifies the implementation of the interface.

To configure a custom host name verifier:

  1. If you have not already done so, in the Change Center of the Administration Console, click Lock & Edit (see Use the Change Center).
  2. In the left pane of the Console, expand Environment and select Servers.
  3. Click the name of the server for which you want to configure a host name verifier.
  4. Select Configuration > SSL , and click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  5. Set the Hostname Verification field to Custom Hostname Verifier.
  6. Enter the name of the implementation of the interface in the Custom Hostname Verifier field.
  7. Click Save.
  8. In the Change Center, click Activate Changes. If automatic realm restart is enabled in the default realm, you do not need to restart WebLogic Server for changes to go into effect.

After you finish

All the server SSL attributes are dynamic; when modified using the console, they cause the corresponding SSL server or channel SSL server to restart and use the new settings for new connections. Old connections will continue to run with the old configuration.

Note: If automatic realm restart is not enabled in the default realm, you must reboot WebLogic Server to ensure that all the SSL connections exist according to the specified configuration.

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