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Not all developers know how to implement the ssl certificates in a Java environment and the difference between the serverside truststore as the client-sided keystores. Therefore a post is devoted to clearify how this way of security works. If you wish to implement this I will assume you have configured your Java installation succesfully which means by my understanding: A JDK is installed. The JAVA_HOME environment variable is configured correctly. The JDK you wish to use is configured as default JDK. First of all the definition of the names: cacerts – Certificate Authority Certifications – TrustStore jks – Java keystore – KeyStore The truststore is used to check certificates on incoming requests of the application while the keystore(s) are to let others know you can be trusted and bind certificates to outgoing traffic of your application. Do you need to read that sentence a couple of times before it really…

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