7.6. Setting Security Context for the Openwire/SSL Protocol

Overview

Apart from configuration using JSSE system properties, the Openwire/SSL protocol (with schema, ssl:) also supports an option to set its SSL security context using the broker configuration file.
Note
The methods for setting the security context described in this section are available exclusively for the Openwire/SSL protocol. These features are not supported by the HTTPS protocol.

Setting security context in the broker configuration file

To configure the Openwire/SSL security context in the broker configuration file, edit the attributes in the sslContext element. For example, the default broker configuration file, etc/activemq.xml, includes the following entry:
<beans ...>
    ...
    <broker ...>
        <sslContext>
            <sslContext keyStore="file:${activemq.base}/conf/broker.ks"
                        keyStorePassword="password"
                        trustStore="file:${activemq.base}/conf/broker.ts"
                        trustStorePassword="password"/>
        </sslContext>
        ...
    </broker>
    ...
</beans>
Where the activemq.base property is defined in the activemq[.bat|.sh] script. You can specify any of the following sslContext attributes:
  • keyStore—equivalent to setting javax.net.ssl.keyStore.
  • keyStorePassword—equivalent to setting javax.net.ssl.keyStorePassword.
  • keyStoreType—equivalent to setting javax.net.ssl.keyStoreType.
  • keyStoreAlgorithm—defaults to JKS.
  • trustStore—equivalent to setting javax.net.ssl.trustStore.
  • trustStorePassword—equivalent to setting javax.net.ssl.trustStorePassword.
  • trustStoreType—equivalent to setting javax.net.ssl.trustStoreType.