Connecting Via HTTPS

HugeBob <>
Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:12:16 -0700 (PDT)
Hi All,

I'm trying to import the public key of a secure site (https). But, I'm
having a lot of difficulty getting this to work. The JRE is on a Unix
box (SunOS 5.10). From my Windows XP workstation, I went to the site
with IE and retrieved the public key in DER Binary Format and saved it
to a *.cer file on the Unix box (via Samba share). I then used the
keytool to import it into the keystore at /{jrun_root}/jre/lib/
security/cacerts. I verified that it was in there with the keytool -
list -keystore cacerts command. Here's the code I'm trying to run.
But, I get a Can anyone lend some
guidance here?

import java.util.*;

public class WebService {

    public static String sessionCookie;

    public static void main(String [] args) {
    try {
            System.setProperty("", "JKS");

            URL url = new URL("
            HttpsURLConnection conn = (HttpsURLConnection)
            conn.setRequestProperty("Accept", "text,xml");
            conn.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "text,xml");

        if (sessionCookie != null) {
            conn.setRequestProperty("Cookie", sessionCookie);

        OutputStreamWriter wr = new
        wr.write("<xmltag xmlns:cr=\"\">");

        BufferedReader rd = new BufferedReader(new

        String line;
        while ((line = rd.readLine()) != null) {
    catch (Exception t) {

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