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Installing security certificates on a BMC SLM Collection Point

Starting with the version 9.1.04, BMC will no longer provide support for the SLM Collector and all BMC provided integrations making use of the SLM Collector.

The following procedure describes how to install a security certificate on a Collection Point instance.

Note

If you have multiple instances of the Collection Point, you must perform this procedure on each instance.

To install a security certificate for a Collection Point

  1. Create a security certificate for the Collection Point host and install it into a Java keystore file.
    You do this using the Java Keytool utility. The following example creates a certificate named "collectionPointName" in a keystore named "collectionPoint.keystore." Make a note of the keystore password and the certificate password, which you must supply. Also, the name you use for the certificate is important; a client can only connect using the same name as the certificate. There is a difference, therefore, between using a fully qualified and non-qualified version of the hostname.

    >keytool -genkey -alias collectionPointName
     -keystore collectionPoint.keystore -validity 9999
    Enter keystore password: keystorepass
    What is your first and last name?
    Unknown: collectionpointhost.bmc.com
    What is the name of your organizational unit?
    Unknown:
    What is the name of your organization?
    Unknown:
    What is the name of your City or Locality?
    Unknown:
    What is the name of your State or Province?
    Unknown:
    What is the two-letter country code for this unit?
    Unknown:
    Is CN=collectionpointhost.bmc.com, OU=Unknown, O=Unknown, L=Unknown,
    ST=Unknown, C=Unknown correct?
    no: yes
    Enter key password for <collectionPointName>
    (RETURN if same as keystore password): certificatepass
    
  2. Save collectionPoint.keystore, which contains the generated certificate, in the BMC SLM Collection Point installation base directory.
  3. Edit Service.properties to reflect the keystore information, as shown in the following illustration.
    • useSsl: set to y.
    • keystore: type the keystore filename you created in step 1. Using the example in step 1, the entry you type here is collectionPoint.keystore.
    • password: type the keystore password you created in step 1. Using the example in step 1, the entry you type here is keystorepass.
    • keyPass: type the key password that you created in step 1. Using the example in step 1, the entry you type here is the certificate's password, certificatepass. Following is an example of how to configure Service.properties.
      port=7089
      context=/daytona
      webContainer=jetty
      useSsl=y
      keystore=collectionpoint.keystore
      password=keystorepass
      keyPass=certificatepass
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