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Generate keystore

Instead of the auto-generated Keycloak keystore, we will generate our own before the first run.

Generate keystore

cd ${CEDAR_KEYCLOAK_HOME}/standalone/configuration/
keytool -genkey -alias auth.metadatacenter.orgx \
  -keyalg RSA -keystore cedar.keycloak.keystore -validity 3650

We will use the default password password for the keystore.

A list of questions will be shown, please answer them according to the following values:

Question Answer
Enter keystore password: password (literally: 'password')
Re-enter new password: password
What is your first and last name? auth.metadatacenter.orgx
What is the name of your organizational unit? BMIR
What is the name of your organization? MED
What is the name of your City or Locality? Stanford
What is the name of your State or Province? California
What is the two-letter country code for this unit? US
Is CN=auth.metadatacenter.orgx, OU=BMIR, O=MED,
L=Stanford, ST=California, C=US correct?

A file will be generated at the location ${CEDAR_KEYCLOAK_HOME}/standalone/configuration/cedar.keycloak.keystore

Change the config file

vi ${CEDAR_KEYCLOAK_HOME}/standalone/configuration/standalone.xml

Around Line #46 locate the line with the following content (there will be one long line without line breaks):

<keystore path="application.keystore" relative-to="jboss.server.config.dir"
  keystore-password="password" alias="server" key-password="password"


  • path into cedar.keycloak.keystore,
  • alias into auth.metadatacenter.orgx

resulting in:

<keystore path="cedar.keycloak.keystore" relative-to="jboss.server.config.dir"
  keystore-password="password" alias="auth.metadatacenter.orgx" key-password="password"