Starting the server with SSL/TLS

For server SSL/TLS, a server key pair needs to be generated. If the server is going to do client authentication, the client certificates need to be installed in the trust store.

These operations are described in Key and certificate handling.

SSL at the server side is activated with the property derby.drda.sslMode (default off) or the -ssl option for the server start command.

Starting the server with basic SSL encryption

When the SSL mode is set to basic, the server will only accept SSL encrypted connections.

The properties and need to be set with the proper values.


java \ \
-jar derbyrun.jar server start -ssl basic

Starting a server which authenticates clients

When the server's SSL mode is set to peerAuthentication, the server authenticates its clients' identity in addition to encrypting network traffic. In this situation, the server's trust store must contain a certificate for each client which will connect.

The and need to be set in addition to the properties above.

See Running the client with SSL/TLS for client settings when the server does client authentication.


java \ \ \ \
-jar derbyrun.jar server start -ssl peerAuthentication
Related concepts
Booting the server and connecting to it
Key and certificate handling
Running the client with SSL/TLS
Other server commands
Related tasks
Creating a client key pair and certificate
Creating a server key pair and certificate
Importing certificates