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Creating the keystore.jks and truststore.jks files

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Updated on July 1, 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>
What to do next: Uploading the keystore and truststore files.
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