[Deploying Sakai] tomcat and default keystore password

Jon Gorrono jpgorrono at ucdavis.edu
Thu Oct 1 17:47:39 PDT 2009

I am hoping to find someone else who has seen this symptom, if you
have, please call out.

In short: After restarting tomcat after one 24 period of runtime,
tomcat no longer understands how to use a keystore password (for ssl
port) other than the default.

longer: on Wed at about noon my time, we deployed a test tag to out
test cluster.... it was the good old days

on Thursday at about the same time we bounced the cluster nodes (all
but one) to deploy a new workspace.info.url (that's from memory)
property and the ssl port connector would not install saying the
password was wrong or the keystore was mucked with.

checked the keystore with keytool and everything is as it was the day before

On the one remaining node without the prop change, we bounced it just
to see what would happen... same thing

tried changing the passwords for keystore and the cluster's cert
private key and changing this passwd in server.xml.... nada

there were no system patches in the interim, nor any apparent changes
to the size and 'last touch' date of the keystore file or any config
files, etc.

What 'worked' was to remove any ref to passwords in the server.xml
connector tag and let it assume the default.

still broken FMPOV, but the servers are running.

Anyone having flashbacks?

Jon Gorrono
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