B.0 Truststore

If you are using strict authentication for the connection between Log Manager and the Novell® applications, a truststore can improve data security.

A truststore can be created using the Java* “keytool” executable, which comes with any JRE* installation. This truststore holds a public and private keypair that can be used to replace the default certificate that comes with Sentinel Log Manager. There are basic instructions below, but for more information on keytool, see the Sun* Web site.

  1. Go to the /bin directory for Java (for example, $JAVA_HOME/bin).

  2. Run the following command:

    keytool -genkey -alias alias -keystore .keystore

  3. Specify a password for the truststore. This password is used when you import the truststore.

  4. Specify the following information:

    • First and last name

    • Organizational unit

    • Organization

    • City or locality

    • State or province

    • Two-digit country code

  5. Verify the information.

  6. Press Enter to use the same password as the keystore password.

    A .keystore file is created with a private key and corresponding public key (certificate).