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Creating the keystore.jks and truststore.jks files

Updated on June 30, 2021

Enabling encryption between nodes secures the data that is transferred across nodes so that it cannot be accessed by unauthorized hosts. Create a keystore.jks for the private key and the associated certificate or certificate chain.

Before you begin: If you already have a self-signed certificate (SSL), go to step 2.
  1. Create a self-signed certificate by entering the following command:
    keytool -genkey -alias <alias> -keyalg RSA -keysize <enter size> -keypass <password>
                -keystore cluster-keystore.jks -storepass <password>
  2. Export the self-signed certificate so that it can be added to the truststore as the trusted certificate by entering the following command:
    keytool -export -alias <alias> -file <certificate> -keystore cluster-keystore.jks
                -storepass <password>
  3. Create the cluster-truststore.jks file by entering the following command:
    keytool -import -alias <alias> -file client.cer -keystore cluster-truststore.jks
                -storepass <password>

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