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SSLHandshakeException with keys imported

Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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I'm hoping someone can help me with this - I'm absolutely stumped.

I'm trying to open a connection with a hand-coded client to a web service. The code in question is working fine in my insecure (internet) environment over https/ssl. When I move into the secure (network not connected to the internet) environment, though, it's giving me the handshake exception on the attempt to connect.

I've verified that the appropriate X.509 certificates to connect to the server are in my keystore in the secure environment - it's just frustrating because the code works fine in one environment and not the other, when they're configured (otherwise) similarly. Is there any other reason that it would throw the exception?

The code I use to 'override' the default certs is below. Any help would be welcome.

Theodore Jonathan Casser
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greg stark
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Joined: Aug 10, 2006
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what exactly does the exception say? Which JRE is your code using? Is it a Sun or IBM JRE?

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Theodore Casser
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Actually, we discovered the problem this AM - while the keys were imported into the cacerts keystore we thought the JRE was using, it turns out that the JRE was pointing to different one. Importing the missing key there worked.
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