Posts Tagged ‘SSL’

How to Create and Configure SSL Key and Trust Stores Part 1/3

This post will be the first in a multi-part series talking about configuring various key stores and trust stores IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus and populating them with certificates. General Information Key stores and trust stores are files in a proprietary format. Key stores hold certificates that an application sends across during the SSL […]

Turning on SSL for IIB web interface connections

July 19, 2019. Let’s take a look at turning on SSL for the IIB web interface connections. Prerequisites and Benefits First of all, you need to have your key and trust stores setup on the IIB integration node and the certificates loaded into them. Also, unlimited crypto libraries need to be installed on your IBM […]

Enabling TLS for IBM MQ Inter-cluster Communication

July 12, 2019 In this post, we will take a look at enabling TLS for IBM MQ inter-cluster communication. Enabling TLS on the MQ cluster is one of the easiest things you can do for the security of your MQ infrastructure. Prerequisites First of all, you need to have your key stores setup on all […]

Using the PKCS #12 (.pfx) format for Solr SSL Security

Apache Solr is based on the Java technology stack which comes with its own methods for handling certificates, specifically with the JKS (Java Key Store) file type which holds encrypted certificates for use with Java-based applications. You might be vaguely familiar with the JKS file as the installation guide for 9.0+ provided by Sitecore sends […]

Setup and Basic Preparation for Sitecore 9 Installation

Sitecore 9 is out we are all excited to jump in and start using the latest and greatest. So let’s jump in and setup for an XP0 Sitecore installation on our local development machine! George Chang, another Perficient Sitecore MVP, put out a great blog post on How to install Sitecore 9 with the Sitecore Install Framework […]

Mule And SSL Debugging

The newer Mule release (I’m currently on 3.8.3) has stopped supporting TLSv1 out of the box. But in some cases, your Mule application may need to “shake hands” with an older application that runs SSL (with TLSv1). For  an on-prem server, the solution is to modify “MuleHome/conf/tls-default.conf” file, and change this line: enabledProtocols=TLSv1,TLSv1.1,TLSv1.2 Please note […]

Common Enterprise Security Risks

Today’s cybersecurity climate necessitates a sound understanding of security risks across your enterprise IT infrastructure from threats both outside and inside your organization. While outside threats seem to be the most worrisome and probably account for the majority of attempted attacks, according to SpectorSoft insider attacks cost companies a combined $40 billion in 2013. Most organizations […]

Enabling HTTPS for a Mule Application

Enabling HTTPS is a common task when developing HTTP based applications. With many platforms, such as Apache server, WebLogic, JBoss etc, it’s simply a matter of clicking a checkbox, or change one config line. For a Mule application, it takes a bit more finessing. There are plenty of posts and online resources discussing it. Yet […]

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TLS 1.2 and .NET Support: How to Avoid Connection Errors

I recently ran into an interesting issue when developing a connector for a third-party API. When trying to connect to the API endpoint, I received the following error message: “An error occurred while making the HTTP request to https://<API endpoint>. This could be due to the fact that the server certificate is not configured properly […]

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A Recipe for Solid SSL in Sitecore

When building a modern website, a developer needs to pay attention to many things. One of those is security; it always should be placed at the top of the priority list. And the best way to protect site bytes and user input while they’re traveling between a browser and web servers is Transport Layer Security (TLS a.k.a. SSL). If you want to learn how TLS can be implemented in Sitecore, you don’t need to search further. Let’s start…

4 steps to fix “MQRC 2393- SSL Initialization Error” on DataPower

This issue mainly occurs when DataPower MQ client tries to establish a SSL(2-way) connection with MQ server. Here is the solution to fix this issue. Step – 1 :  Ensure that correct certs have been configured in keystore of MQ queue manager object on MQ server. Step – 2 :  Ensure that correct certs have […]


Office 365 – SSL Certificate Maintenance Tasks To Plan For

It should come as no surprise that Office 365, being a secure service, has a number of SSL certificates in play. Some are owned and managed by Microsoft and some, depending on your on-premises components, are certificates that you are responsible for maintaining. Failure to keep track of these certificates could result in an interruption […]

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