System Administration IBM HTTP Server documentation

Using SSL Password Prompting

For users who are concerned with storing passwords in stash files. the IBM HTTP Server provides the ability to enter the passwords required for the IBM SSL module during server initialization. Entering the /prompt option on the appropriate directive will direct the HTTP Server to prompt the user to enter the appropriate passwords during start-up. Users are prompted for passwords only during full start-up. This option does not work during restart.

Prompting can be enabled for the following functions:

  • The Key Database file password
  • The password associated with the user ID used for communication with an LDAP server for Certificate Revocation List (CRL) processing
  • The password associated with the Crypto Card token