Import a self-signed certificate for the MVS Console

When you install the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System software, the setup application generates a self-signed SSL certificate, which is used when you open the HTTPS connection to the MVS Console. If you do not want to use the certificate that the setup application generates, you can import a self-signed SSL certificate.

For more information, visit http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/tooldocs/windows/keytool.html.

For more information about configuring the BlackBerry MVS tomcat server with SSL support, visit http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/ssl-howto.html.

  1. On the computer that hosts the MVS Console, in <drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\MVS\MVSConsole\apache-tomcat\keystore, back up the keystore file.
  2. To update the key store password, perform the following actions:
    1. On the computer that hosts the MVS Console, in <drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\MVS\MVSConsole\apache-tomcat\conf, open the server.xml file.
    2. In the keystorePass field, type the new password value for the key store. Save the file change.
  3. In a command prompt, using the keytool in <drive>:\Program Files\Java\<JRE_version>\bin and the password that you updated in step 2, generate a new keystore file and private key (for example, keytool -genkey -alias <alias_name> -keypass <password> -keystore "<drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\MVS\MVSConsole\apache-tomcat\keystore").
  4. Copy the information from the keystore file that you created in step 3.
  5. Paste it into a text file.
  6. Save it with a .cer extension.
  7. Using the keytool, import the certificate to the keystore file (for example, keytool -import -alias <alias_name> -keystore "<drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\\MVSConsole\apache-tomcat\keystore" –file "<certificate_filename>.cer").
  8. In the Windows Services, restart the MVS Console service.

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