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How can I bypass CertificateExpiredException while using Axis 1.4?

Dmitry Zhuravlev
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Joined: Apr 14, 2010
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Greetings, folks!

Here is my problem. I am using axis 1.4 to create a client to some web-service. A problem is that recently the SSL certificate of that web-service has expired and now when trying to connect I am facing the followinf exception:

sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path validation failed: java.security.cert.CertPathValidatorException: timestamp check failed
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Alerts.getSSLException(Alerts.java:174)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.fatal(SSLSocketImpl.java:1611)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.fatalSE(Handshaker.java:187)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.fatalSE(Handshaker.java:181)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.ClientHandshaker.serverCertificate(ClientHandshaker.java:1035)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.ClientHandshaker.processMessage(ClientHandshaker.java:124)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.processLoop(Handshaker.java:516)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.process_record(Handshaker.java:454)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.readRecord(SSLSocketImpl.java:884)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.performInitialHandshake(SSLSocketImpl.java:1112)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.startHandshake(SSLSocketImpl.java:1139)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.startHandshake(SSLSocketImpl.java:1123)
at org.apache.axis.components.net.JSSESocketFactory.create(JSSESocketFactory.java:186)
at org.apache.axis.transport.http.HTTPSender.getSocket(HTTPSender.java:191)
at org.apache.axis.transport.http.HTTPSender.writeToSocket(HTTPSender.java:404)
at org.apache.axis.transport.http.HTTPSender.invoke(HTTPSender.java:138)
... 19 more
Caused by: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path validation failed: java.security.cert.CertPathValidatorException: timestamp check failed
at sun.security.validator.PKIXValidator.doValidate(PKIXValidator.java:251)
at sun.security.validator.PKIXValidator.doValidate(PKIXValidator.java:234)
at sun.security.validator.PKIXValidator.engineValidate(PKIXValidator.java:158)
at sun.security.validator.Validator.validate(Validator.java:218)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.X509TrustManagerImpl.validate(X509TrustManagerImpl.java:126)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.X509TrustManagerImpl.checkServerTrusted(X509TrustManagerImpl.java:209)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.X509TrustManagerImpl.checkServerTrusted(X509TrustManagerImpl.java:249)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.ClientHandshaker.serverCertificate(ClientHandshaker.java:1014)
... 30 more
Caused by: java.security.cert.CertPathValidatorException: timestamp check failed
at sun.security.provider.certpath.PKIXMasterCertPathValidator.validate(PKIXMasterCertPathValidator.java:139)
at sun.security.provider.certpath.PKIXCertPathValidator.doValidate(PKIXCertPathValidator.java:328)
at sun.security.provider.certpath.PKIXCertPathValidator.engineValidate(PKIXCertPathValidator.java:178)
at java.security.cert.CertPathValidator.validate(CertPathValidator.java:250)
at sun.security.validator.PKIXValidator.doValidate(PKIXValidator.java:246)
... 37 more
Caused by: java.security.cert.CertificateExpiredException: NotAfter: Sat Jul 09 03:59:59 MSD 2011
at sun.security.x509.CertificateValidity.valid(CertificateValidity.java:256)
at sun.security.x509.X509CertImpl.checkValidity(X509CertImpl.java:570)
at sun.security.provider.certpath.BasicChecker.verifyTimestamp(BasicChecker.java:157)
at sun.security.provider.certpath.BasicChecker.check(BasicChecker.java:109)
at sun.security.provider.certpath.PKIXMasterCertPathValidator.validate(PKIXMasterCertPathValidator.java:117)
... 41 more


This is thrown while I am trying to use my previously working axis client.

I have googled a lot about this error and found out that I have to create a custom SSL TrustManager which will not throw this exception. Example of this is here:


And now the question: how can I force axis to use my new TrustManager?

The lines that go after //Install the all-trusting trust manager do not install the manager to axis, but only fix URL Connection issues of the same kind.
 
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