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How to install a SSL certificate in Tomcat 8

If you want to run your web app on Tomcat 8 (Linux) under the HTTPS umbrella, these are the steps that you need to follow. In this example we will use test domain : 1) Purchase an SSL certificate from trusted provider. Price ranges from $5 to over $100 per year. 2)  SSH to your Linux server and, from your personal directory /home/ youruser / type the following command in order to generate the private key : keytool -genkey -alias tomcat -keyalg RSA -keystore example .keystore 3)  You will be asked some questions. The most important ones are the keystore password (let's assume it is yourPassword ) and the First and last names , which is actually misleading because you need to enter the domain name: . 4) Generate your local Certificated Signing Request (CSR) with this command: keytool -certreq -keyalg RSA -alias tomcat -file example .csr -keystore example .keystore 5) Open the CSR file that you have just generated with  vim exampl