Creating a server key pair and certificate

Follow these steps to create a server key pair and a server certificate.

  1. On the server system, issue the following command to to create a server key pair in a key store guarded by the secretServerPassword password:
    keytool -genkey -alias MyServerName -keystore ~/vault/ServerKeyStore
    Enter keystore password: secretServerPassword
  2. Issue the following command (all on one line) to create a certificate named ServerCertificate from this key:
    keytool -export -alias MyServerName \
    -keystore ~/vault/ServerKeyStore -rfc -file ServerCertificate \
    -storepass secretServerPassword
Related concepts
Booting the server and connecting to it
Key and certificate handling
Starting the server with SSL/TLS
Running the client with SSL/TLS
Other server commands
Related tasks
Creating a client key pair and certificate
Importing certificates