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You can use SSL to encrypt communication between your Java application and the database.


  • You use SAP MaxDB in an SAP System.

  • You have installed SAP MaxDB 7.6 or above.

  • You have configured your SAP MaxDB installation for SSL. For more information, see your Installation Guide.

  • You have installed Sun Java JDK 1.4.0 or above (see


If you have received the server certificate from a Certification Authority included on the list of trusted Certification Authorities of the Java platform, you can begin with step 2.

  1. To add the server certificate to the list of trusted certificates, import it to a trust store file using the keytool program of the Java platform. You require the following information to do this:

    • Name of trust store file

    • Password for the trust store file

    • Name of the file that the certificate for SAP MaxDB is saved in.

    For more information, see the documentation for the keytool program (see

  2. Select the following connection property: