You need an SSL certificate. The knowledge of how to get one and set it up isn't required for the exam.
If you're really eager to do the extra work and figure this out, VeriSign offers a Trial for on their Secure Site certificate. You'll probably also need to Google for tutorials on how to set this up with Tomcat.
If you're trying to study for the exam though, this could become a very frustrating distraction.
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posted 12 years ago
Thanks- your suggestion was helpful and I agree this could cause distraction while preparing for exam.
Regarding certificate - Also, SUN allows to create test certifcate.
Leaving aside the necessity of doing this for the exam, setting up SSL for Tomcat is pretty easy, and is documented well. You don't need a certificate from Verisign for your experiments; you can create one yourself (and that page tells you how).
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