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This topic provides information about creating a KeyStore and a TrustStore.

The security protocol used for encryption and decryption of communication between the Collection Station and the Collection Agent is Transport Layer Security (TLS). To create a Java KeyStore and a TrustStore follow the steps associated with the tool executable that you want to use for generating the Java KeyStore.


JRE's keytool: keytool.exe/keytool, OpenSSL

For detailed information about creating a KeyStore and TrustStore, see the following Oracle documentation:


BMC recommends that you create a separate directory in the following location and copy the KeyStore to that directory.

  • Windows: %BMC_ITDA_HOME%
  • Linux: $BMC_ITDA_HOME
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