Configuring your portal to accept the Exchange server SSL certificate

To use the secure socket layer (SSL) features, you must configure the JVM for the HCL Portal server to accept the SSL certificate of the Exchange server.

About this task

You must obtain the certificate from the Exchange server. There are different methods to obtain the certificate. The best way is to ask the Exchange administrator to send it to you.

To make the Exchange Server SSL certificate available to the portal server, add the base 64-encoded ASCII data certificate by using the WebSphere® Integrated Solutions Console.


  1. Open the WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console.
  2. Click Security > SSL certificates and key management.
  3. Under Related Items, click Key Stores and Certificates.
  4. Click NodeDefaultTrustStore.
  5. Under Additional Properties, click Signer Certificates.
  6. Click Add.
  7. In the Alias field, enter a name.
  8. In the File name field, enter the path and name of the certificate file.
  9. For the Data type, select Bas64-encoded ASCII data from the pull-down list.
  10. Click Apply, then OK.
  11. Restart server1 and your HCL Portal.