I have this in the config file of tomcat (server.xml)

<Connector port="443" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192" maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="25" maxSpareThreads="75"
           enableLookups="false" disableUploadTimeout="true" acceptCount="100" scheme="https" secure="true" SSLEnabled="true"
           clientAuth="false" sslProtocol="TLS" keyAlias="1"
           keystoreFile="/usr/local/tomcat8080/conf/ssl/tomcat.jks" keystorePass="actual_pwd" />

I had a pem file of a wildcard certificate with all the certificates included.. i have converted this to pkcs12 and import into jks.

but tomcat is not starting https.. and not even an error is displayed.. in catalina.out

I am at loss of what could be wrong.. the system is running solaris 10.

is there an issue with the certificate? I received a pem from our provider the pem had the private key the root certificates and the wildcard certificates included in the same file..

is there something I can do to troubleshoot...as I told you no errors on catalina.out.

when I stop the tomcat server I can see this:

INFO: Pausing Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-443
Oct 25, 2016 5:27:10 PM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService stop

but I never see something that is starting..


  • after starting the server did you check if the port is in LISTEN mode via netstat? – BitsOfNix Oct 26 '16 at 9:44
  • yes and nothing is listening.. only port 80 is listening.. not port 443 i even tried 8443 nothing... no error message at all – user2653557 Oct 26 '16 at 15:59

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