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InvalidKeyException: IOException : algid parse error, not a sequence

Travis Thomas
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 31, 2011
Posts: 9
I'm using some code grabbed off the Interwebs that should work, but I'm getting an exception... got the .der files from my boss, so I assume they're valid, but perhaps not. Spacing and returns are odd here but normal on my machine.

C:\Users\Trevor Basden\Desktop\ImportKey>java ImportKey AKMClientPrivKey.der AKM
ClientSignedCert.der password
Using keystore-file : C:\Users\Trevor Basden\Desktop\ImportKey\keyst2
HERE1
java.security.spec.InvalidKeySpecException: java.security.InvalidKeyException: I
OException : algid parse error, not a sequence
at sun.security.rsa.RSAKeyFactory.engineGeneratePrivate(Unknown Source)
at java.security.KeyFactory.generatePrivate(Unknown Source)
at ImportKey.main(ImportKey.java:257)
Caused by: java.security.InvalidKeyException: IOException : algid parse error, n
ot a sequence
at sun.security.pkcs.PKCS8Key.decode(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.pkcs.PKCS8Key.decode(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.rsa.RSAPrivateCrtKeyImpl.<init>(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.rsa.RSAPrivateCrtKeyImpl.newKey(Unknown Source)
at sun.security.rsa.RSAKeyFactory.generatePrivate(Unknown Source)
... 3 more
Greg Charles
Sheriff

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
Posts: 2865
    
  11

Hi Trevor,

Welcome to Java Ranch! I see you're not getting any responses to this question in I/O and Streams, so I'm going to move it over to Security where it might get some better traction. Good luck!

Greg
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
 
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