Java Webservice using HTTPS part 2

This article shows how to implement a HTTPS web service connection where the server only allows trusted clients to connect. It extends and uses the information given in this article “Java Webservice using HTTPS part 1” . First, it is necessary to create a certificate for the client and to store it in the client’s keystone: keytool -genkey -keystore client_keystore.ks -alias client This certificate must be exported from the client’s keystore…

Java Webservice using HTTPS part 1

This article describes how to offer a web service over a secure HTTPS connection. In this first step of securing the connection, the server will accept any client without verifying the client’s identity. First it is necessary to have a server certificate. For this example, we are using the keytool program which is shipped with Java and we create a self signed certificate and store it in a Keystore file named server_keystore.