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Update Expired SSL Certificate in Confluence Server

The SSL certificate used in our Confluence Server instance has expired, so I want to update it with the renewed certs.

When I run

/opt/atlassian/confluence/jre/bin/keytool -import -alias confluence -keystore /opt/atlassian/confluence/conf/file.jks -file bundle.crt

I get the following error:

keytool error: java.lang.Exception: Certificate reply does not contain public key for <confluence>

What am I missing here?

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I was able to fix this by doing the following:

  1. Create a PFX file using the certificate and the key:
    `openssl pkcs12 -export -out /home/user.name/certs-2020-22.pfx -inkey /home/user.name/new.key -in /home/user.name/new.crt`
  2. Create a new KeyStore (.jks) file using the PFX file we just created:
    `keytool -importkeystore \ -srckeystore /home/user.name/certs-2020-22.pfx -srcstoretype PKCS12 -srcstorepass add_password \ -deststorepass add_password -destkeypass add_password -destkeystore /opt/atlassian/confluence/conf/certs-2020-22.jks`
  3. Update the following fields in `server.xml`: keyAlias, keystoreFile, keystorePass
  4. Restart Confluence: `/etc/init.d/confluence restart`

Thank you so much for this, It worked perfectly fine to update the SSL certificate on Confluence and Jira with the new certificate.

Just in case, if someone needs additional info - server.xml is located at the installation folder for Confluence or Jira /conf/server.xml. I used keyAlias = "1" keyStoreFile="path_of_jks_file" and keyStorePass="add_password_value".

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