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SSL Connection in iPlanet

 
rkumar007
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I am getting following exception when I am trying to make the connection to a secure site using a servlet. I am using iplanet web server/app server and connecting to an external site which is on https.

javax.net.ssl.SSLException: untrusted server cert chain
 
Peter den Haan
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"rkumar007", please check out our naming policy and amend your display name accordingly. Thanks.
What this means is that the site certificate is not signed by a trusted CA (Certificate Authority) such as VeriSign or Thawte. Does a browser such as Internet Explorer issue a warning for the site? If so, it simply does not have a bona fide certificate. If not, then it is probably the fact that IE/NS/etc ship with many more trusted CA certificates than the Sun JDK; you could try adding the appropriate CA by exporting its certificate from your browser and using keytool to import it into jre/lib/security/cacerts (assuming that iPlanet does not force another cacerts file).
- Peter
[ October 10, 2002: Message edited by: Peter den Haan ]
 
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