Install PFX/PKCS#12 - JBoss

Feb 19, 2024


This article provides step-by-step instructions for importing a .pfx file into JBoss.  If this is not the solution you are looking for, please search for your solution in the search bar above.


  1. Retrieve the PFX/PKCS#12 file to be installed on your server.
  2. Save the SSL certificate file on your JBoss server location.

    Eg. C:\Program Files\jboss-{your version}\conf\MyGlobalSignCertificate.pfx
  3. Update the SSL section of the server.xml configuration file with the following information:
    As per our Example, please see the adjustments below in bold that have been added/changed to match the certificate type requirements.

    connector Port="8443" address="${jboss.bind.address}" maxThreads="100"minSpareThreads="5" maxSpareThreads="15" scheme="https" secure="true" clientAuth="false"keystoreFile="${jboss.server.home.dir}/conf/GlobalSignCertificate.pfx"
    keystorePass="YOUR_CERTIFICATE_PASSWORD" keystoreType="PKCS12"

    Note: Generally, you may find this file on a windows based system on:

    C:\Program Files\jboss-{your version}\server\default\deploy\jbossweb-tomcat55.sar\server.xml
  4. Start or Re-start JBoss for the new GlobalSign certificate to take effect.

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