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KB12887 - How to import a non-default SSL certificate after the installation of BlackBerry Administration Service


Environment

  • BlackBerry® Administration Service
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server



Overview

Complete these tasks to request and import a non-default Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate, which is used with the BlackBerry Administration Service and the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager.
Task 1 - Reset the BlackBerry Administration Service key store password

  1. Click Start > All Programs > BlackBerry Enterprise Server > BlackBerry Server Configuration.
  2. Click the Administration Service - Cacerts keystore tab.
  3. Type a key store password in New Password and Confirm New Password.
Task 2 - Generate a certificate request to your certification authority

  1. Open a command prompt.
  2. Change the directory to the bin folder for the appropriate version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). For example:
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin
  3. Type keytool -certreq -alias httpssl -keystore "C:\Program Files\Research in Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\bin\web.keystore" -file "C:\certreq.csr"
  4. When prompted, enter the key store password that you created in Task 1.
Task 3 - Request the certificate from your certification authority

Note: The steps in this task are based on the steps required to request a certificate from a Microsoft® Windows® Certificate Authority.
  1. Browse to the organization's certificate server using Microsoft® Internet Explorer®.
  2. Click Request a certificate.
  3. Click Advanced certificate request.
  4. Click Submit a certificate request by using a base-64-encoded CMC or PKCS #10 file, or submit a renewal request by using a base-64-encoded PKCS#7 file.
  5. Paste the full contents of the certreq.csr file into the Saved Request field.
  6. Choose Web Server from the Certificate Template drop-down list.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Click Download certificate.
  9. Save the file to c:\bascert.cer when prompted.
Task 4 - Download the CA Certificate from the Certificate Authority

  1. Browse to the organization's certificate server using Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Download a CA Certificate, certificate chain, or CRL.
  3. Click Download CA Certificate.
  4. Save the file to c:\CAcert.cer when prompted.
Task 5 - Import the CA Certificate into the BlackBerry Administration Service key store

  1. In the command prompt window used in Task 2, type keytool -import -alias cacert -keystore "C:\Program Files\Research in Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\bin\web.keystore" -file "C:\CAcert.cer"
  2. Enter the key store password, and then press y when asked to trust this certificate.
Task 6 - Import the BlackBerry Administration Service certificate to the BlackBerry Administration Service key store

In the command prompt window used in Task 5, type keytool -import -alias httpssl -keystore "C:\Program Files\Research in Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\bin\web.keystore" -file "C:\bascert.cer"
Task 7 - Restart the BlackBerry Administration Service




Additional Information

Visit http://java.sun.com for more information on the key tool.
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