Dozent Dozent - 9 months ago 70
Java Question

"PKIX path building failed" and "unable to find valid certification path to requested target"

I'm trying to get tweets using twitter4j library for my java project. On my first run I got an error about certificate

sun.security.validator.ValidatorException
and
sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException
. Then I added twitter certificate by:

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_45\jre\lib\security>keytool -importcert -trustcacerts -file PathToCert -alias ca_alias -keystore "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_45\jre\lib\security\cacerts"


But without success. Here is the procedure to get twitters:

public static void main(String[] args) throws TwitterException {
ConfigurationBuilder cb = new ConfigurationBuilder();
cb.setDebugEnabled(true)
.setOAuthConsumerKey("myConsumerKey")
.setOAuthConsumerSecret("myConsumerSecret")
.setOAuthAccessToken("myAccessToken")
.setOAuthAccessTokenSecret("myAccessTokenSecret");

TwitterFactory tf = new TwitterFactory(cb.build());
Twitter twitter = tf.getInstance();

try {
Query query = new Query("iphone");
QueryResult result;
result = twitter.search(query);
System.out.println("Total amount of tweets: " + result.getTweets().size());
List<Status> tweets = result.getTweets();

for (Status tweet : tweets) {
System.out.println("@" + tweet.getUser().getScreenName() + " : " + tweet.getText());
}
} catch (TwitterException te) {
te.printStackTrace();
System.out.println("Failed to search tweets: " + te.getMessage());
}


And here is the error:

sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
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TwitterException{exceptionCode=[d35baff5-1446302e 43208640-747fd158 43208640-747fd158 43208640-747fd158], statusCode=-1, message=null, code=-1, retryAfter=-1, rateLimitStatus=null, version=3.0.5}
at twitter4j.internal.http.HttpClientImpl.request(HttpClientImpl.java:177)
at twitter4j.internal.http.HttpClientWrapper.request(HttpClientWrapper.java:61)
at twitter4j.internal.http.HttpClientWrapper.get(HttpClientWrapper.java:81)
at twitter4j.TwitterImpl.get(TwitterImpl.java:1929)
at twitter4j.TwitterImpl.search(TwitterImpl.java:306)
at jku.cc.servlets.TweetsAnalyzer.main(TweetsAnalyzer.java:38)
Caused by: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
at sun.security.ssl.Alerts.getSSLException(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.fatal(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.Handshaker.fatalSE(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.Handshaker.fatalSE(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.ClientHandshaker.serverCertificate(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.ClientHandshaker.processMessage(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.Handshaker.processLoop(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.Handshaker.process_record(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.readRecord(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.performInitialHandshake(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.startHandshake(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.startHandshake(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.protocol.https.HttpsClient.afterConnect(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.protocol.https.AbstractDelegateHttpsURLConnection.connect(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getInputStream(Unknown Source)
at java.net.HttpURLConnection.getResponseCode(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.protocol.https.HttpsURLConnectionImpl.getResponseCode(Unknown Source)
at twitter4j.internal.http.HttpResponseImpl.<init>(HttpResponseImpl.java:34)
at twitter4j.internal.http.HttpClientImpl.request(HttpClientImpl.java:141)
... 5 more
Caused by: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
at sun.security.validator.PKIXValidator.doBuild(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.validator.PKIXValidator.engineValidate(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.validator.Validator.validate(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.X509TrustManagerImpl.validate(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.X509TrustManagerImpl.checkTrusted(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.ssl.X509TrustManagerImpl.checkServerTrusted(Unknown Source)
... 20 more
Caused by: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
at sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilder.engineBuild(Unknown Source)
at java.security.cert.CertPathBuilder.build(Unknown Source)
... 26 more
Failed to search tweets: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target

Answer Source
  1. Go to URL in your firefox browser, click on HTTPS certificate chain (next to URL address). Click "more info" > "security" > "show certificate" > "details" > "export..". Pickup the name and choose file type example.cer. Now you have file with keystore and you have to add it to your JVM

  2. Determine location of cacerts files, eg. C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_22\lib\security\cacerts.

  3. Next import the example.cer file into cacerts in command line:

keytool -import -alias example -keystore C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_22\lib\security\cacerts -file example.cer

You will be asked for password which default is changeit

Restart your JVM/PC.

source: http://magicmonster.com/kb/prg/java/ssl/pkix_path_building_failed.html

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