Chapter 3. Downloading and Verifying the Packages

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JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is delivered on-line through the Red Hat Customer Portal (RHCP) at JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is available as ZIP files from the RHCP.
RPM installation files for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform are delivered through the Red Hat Network at https://rhn.redhat.comň
To guarantee authenticity of the downloaded software, verify the authenticity of the files and their source.


Unless specifically stated otherwise, the screen shots and other samples shown in this section are examples only. The actual presentation of the download websites may change over time.

3.1. Verify the Authenticity of the Download Site

Red Hat Customer Portal and Red Hat Network are both secure sites. This is indicated by the 'security padlock' icon in the browser status bar. The padlock may also present itself in the address bar depending on what browser you are using.
If the 'security padlock' not visible, check the authenticity of the site by viewing the identity certificate.

Procedure 3.1. Checking Site Security with Firefox

  1. In the address bar, click the security area at the beginning of the URL.
  2. From the pop-up box, click More Information.
  3. From the Page Info window, click View Certificate.
  4. The certificate displays details such as who the owner of the page is, who issued the certificate, when it was issued and when it expires as well as fingerprint verification strings.
An example of the certificate for is shown in Figure 3.1, “The RHN SSL Certificate”.
The RHN SSL Certificate

Figure 3.1. The RHN SSL Certificate

If neither of the lock icons are present in your browser and a verified certificate cannot be found, you may not be connected to the correct site. If you are unable to reach the secure Red Hat Customer Portal, contact Red Hat Support and report this problem.
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