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Thread: Java certificates keystore password isn't allowed to be changed

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    France (Haute-Savoie)
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    Exclamation Java certificates keystore password isn't allowed to be changed

    Hi all,

    I was configuring the SSL connexion for the web client, and for LDAPs connections (during authentication process), and I found on this forum the following command to add a new certificate to the jre's keystore :
    keytool -import -keystore /opt/zimbra/java/jre/lib/security/cacerts -storepass "changeit" -alias <alias_name> -file <certfile_name>
    As you can see, the defaut password for this is changeit, so, I tried to change it (as it is said !!! ), with the following command found in the java keytool documentation :
    keytool -storepasswd -new <new_keystore_pass> -keystore /opt/zimbra/java/jre/lib/security/cacerts -storepass <current_keystore_pass>
    Doing that, Tomcat didn't restart, so I had to go back this modification to be able to launch Tomcat ...

    I think this might be corrected, because it sounds like a part of Zimbra is currently using the default password ...

    Because I don't know if this was the good place here, I opened a support case ("Default keystore password" with "System Down" gravity).

  2. #2
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    Aug 2005
    San Mateo, CA
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    Yep changing the keystore pass will require you to make updates to the other places we reference that. The *fix* here may just be to document where we use this password and how to update all of them. A similar thing would happen if you directly changed the mysql or openLDAP password without using our wrapper scripts.
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

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