Can't reach https://my-IP-address:8443

October 7, 2019 74 views

Hello. Please, help me.
I have installed Tomcat 9 on my CentOS 7.6 droplet, SSL certificate installed, configured https connection, configured CentOS firewall to enable 8443 port, but couldn’t connect in browser over https://IP-address:8443
I have another droplet CentOS 7.4 on DO. There is SSL certificate installed on it as well and https connection work on it without any problem.
I have no idea what’s wrong(((

1 Answer

Hi @valentinkallaur,

Please enter into your droplet and type the following and provide the results here

netstat -tulpen | grep 8443

It’s possible you haven’t actually configured Tomcat to listen to that port thus not actually showing you anything on it.


  • I ran
    netstat -tulpen | grep 8443 but the was no answer, just
    [admin@…]# sudo netstat -tulpen | grep 8443

    Previously, I’ve ran this command
    sudo netstat -nlp
    and there was no line in answer about port 8443 is listened.
    Sorry, can’t attach screenshots of terminal (((

    • Hi @valentinkallaur,

      This would confirm my assumption. Noting is actually listening on port 8443. What do you wish to listen on that port?

      • Good evening. Thank you for your help. I appreciate it very much!! I need to get access from browser to Tomcat 9 home page (installed on my CentOS 7 droplet) over https://( Tomcat 9 installed, SSL certificate bought and installed, tag <connector> configured to get access over https in server.xml file, keystore created and configured, firewall was configured to open port 8443 permanent (sudo firewall-cmd –zone=public –add-port=8443/tcp –permanent), https on firewall opened as well (sudo firewall-cmd –permanent –zone=public –add-service=https). I have another droplet on DO configured to get access over https and it works correctly. So, I have no idea what’s wrong. I can’t see port 8443 is listening by the command sudo netstat -nlp here is the result

        • Hi @valentinkallaur,

          I see, in that case, I’ll recommend you to check the following article - Article . Yes this article is for Ubuntu but the principle is the same.

          You just need to replace



          by Justin Ellingwood
          A previous version of this tutorial was written by Justin Ellingwood Apache Tomcat is a web server and servlet container that is used to serve Java applications. Tomcat is an open source implementation of the...
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