Terry : SSL


Basically it's Public Key encryption technology, just like OpenSSH. A Private/Public Key pair is the prerequisite. Speaking of HTTPS, the public key is embedded in a digital certificate with additional information describing the owner of the public key, such as name, street address, and e-mail address. A private key and digital certificate provide identity for the server.

Trusted Certificate Authorities (CA)

Examples (JVM level):

Ubuntu and Debian


Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle Linux


WebLogic Server 11g (10.3.1 - 10.3.6)



Tomcat 6.0 SSL Configuration How-To

Securing WebLogic Server - Configuring Identity and Trust (10.3.6)

Securing WebLogic Server - Configuring SSL (10.3.6)

Configuring SSL (WebCenter Administration Guide

Configuring WCI for SSL