Using SSL to Secure Tomcat with HTTPS

Learn how to configure the Tomcat web server with SSL.

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1. Introduction

After covering SSL-enabling the Apache web server and the Nginx web server using an SSL certificate, let us now find out how to secure Apache Tomcat with HTTPS. Tomcat is an open-source java web server intended as a reference implementation of Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies. For the sake of this article, we shall install version 8.5.28 of the Tomcat web server. This version is the latest in the 8.0 series of the server. Installation of the next version, 9.0, should be similar.

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