pako pako - 2 months ago 10
Java Question

How to get a *.cer file to add a self-signed HTTPS certificate as trusted for Java

I'm connecting to a HTTPS website with a self-signed certificate using a Java applet. The applet can't open the HTTPS connection - it returns the following exception: PKIX path building failed: unable to find valid certification path to requested target

So the problem is that I need to add the certificate as "trusted" for Java. I read that I should use the following command:

keytool -import -alias abc -file ABCCA.cer

Am I correct? How do I retrieve the *.cer file? The server is running Debian 5. I'm using Windows 7 and Java 6 on the client machine.


Connect to the https server with a browser and export the certificate.

With firefox is is done by double-clicking on the lock in the status bar, clicking on the button "View certificate", then in the "Details" tab, click on "Export..."