TCAT-AS-000060 - Default password for keystore must be changed.


Tomcat currently operates only on JKS, PKCS11, or PKCS12 format keystores. The JKS format is Java's standard 'Java KeyStore' format, and is the format created by the keytool command-line utility which is included in the JDK. The PKCS12 format is an internet standard, and is managed using OpenSSL or Microsoft's Key-Manager. This requirement only applies to JKS keystores. When a new JKS keystore is created, if a password is not specified during creation the default password used by Tomcat is 'changeit' (all lower case). If the default password is not changed, the keystore is at risk of compromise.

Satisfies: SRG-APP-000033-AS-000023, SRG-APP-000176-AS-000125

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


From the Tomcat server as a privileged user, run the following command:

sudo keytool -storepasswd

When prompted for the keystore password, select a strong password, minimum 10 characters, mixed case alpha-numeric.

Document the password and store in a secured location that is only accessible to authorized personnel.

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References: 800-53|AC-3, 800-53|IA-5(2)(b), CAT|I, CCI|CCI-000186, CCI|CCI-000213, Rule-ID|SV-222931r879530_rule, STIG-ID|TCAT-AS-000060, STIG-Legacy|SV-111393, STIG-Legacy|V-102445, Vuln-ID|V-222931

Plugin: Unix

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