Configuring the SSL Certificate for Tomcat Server

To configure SSL on the Tomcat server for the Command Center, Web Console, or Compliance Search, you must create a certificate and then configure the SSL connector.

Perform this task on the following computers:

  • For Command Center, perform this task on the Command Center computer.

  • For Web Console, perform this task on the Web Console computer.

  • For Compliance Search, perform this task on the Compliance Search computer.

Before You Begin

  • Create a Certificate.


    Self-signed certificates are automatically created and installed by the Commvault software. If you use a self-signed certificate, users will see a warning in the browser indicating that it is not safe to proceed.

  • If you use a Custom Report Engine and you want to configure SSL on a port other than 443, you must add the customreportengineurl additional setting. For more information, see Configuring an Alternate Port for SSL for the Custom Report Engine.

  • To support stronger encryption when establishing the SSL connection, add the -Djdk.tls.ephemeralDHKeySize=2048 setting to the startup option of the Tomcat service. This setting is enabled by default on the Command Center, the Web Console, and the Compliance Search computers that are installed with Version 11 SP9 or later service packs.

    To edit the Java startup options (also called system properties), open the Tomcat service GUI by double-clicking the GxTomcatInstance001.exe file in the software_installation_directory\ContentStore\Apache\bin folder, go to the Java tab, and then under Java Options, add the setting.


  1. Stop the Tomcat Server.

    For instructions, see Stopping a Service on Windows Clients.

  2. Go to software_installation_path/Apache/Conf, and then back up the server.xml file that is part of the Apache configuration.

  3. Copy the generated keystore file to software_installation_path/Apache.

  4. For new installations of Version 11 SP9 or higher, in the server.xml file, modify the path to the generated keystore file and the keystore password values:

    <Certificate certificateKeystoreFile="software_installation_path/Apache/your_file" certificateKeystorePassword="password" certificateKeystoreType="JKS"/>


    • software_installation_path/Apache/your_file is the path to your keystore file. You can use the .jks keystore file and set certificateKeystoreType to JKS. You can also use the .pfx, .p12 or .p7b keystore files and set certificateKeystoreType to PKCS12.

    • password is the password that you used to create the keystore or certificate.

    For configuration on SP8 or earlier installations, refer to the corresponding service pack version documentation.

  5. In the server.xml file Connector element associated with port 443, keep the following up to date:

    • SSL protocols: Update the SSLHostConfig element protocols attribute (enable TLSv1.2+TLSv1.3 or a more recent version).

    • Ciphers: Update the SSLHostConfig element ciphers attribute according to your corporate security policy. For a list of ciphers that are considered reasonably secure at this time, see Ciphers for the SSL Connector for Tomcat Server.

      <SSLHostConfig certificateVerification="none" honorCipherOrder="true" protocols="TLSv1.2+TLSv1.3" ciphers="TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384,TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384,TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384,TLS_AES_128_GCM_SHA256">
  6. Start the Tomcat Server and access the resource on your server using HTTPS.

    For instructions about restarting the Tomcat service, see Restarting a Service.

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