Java keytool easy way to add server cert from url/port

By | July 12, 2018
Questions:

I have a server with a self signed certificate, but also requires client side cert authentication. I am having a rough time trying to get the raw CA server cert so I can import it into a keystore. Anyone have some suggestions on how to easily do that? Thanks.

Answers:

Was looking at how to trust a certificate while using jenkins cli, and found
https://issues.jenkins-ci.org/browse/JENKINS-12629 which has some recipe for that.

This will give you the certificate:

openssl s_client -connect ${HOST}:${PORT} </dev/null

if you are interested only in the certificate part, cut it out by piping it to:

| sed -ne '/-BEGIN CERTIFICATE-/,/-END CERTIFICATE-/p'

and redirect to a file:

> ${HOST}.cert

Then import it using keytool:

keytool -import -noprompt -trustcacerts -alias ${HOST} -file ${HOST}.cert \
    -keystore ${KEYSTOREFILE} -storepass ${KEYSTOREPASS}

In one go:

HOST=myhost.example.com
PORT=443
KEYSTOREFILE=dest_keystore
KEYSTOREPASS=changeme

# get the SSL certificate
openssl s_client -connect ${HOST}:${PORT} </dev/null \
    | sed -ne '/-BEGIN CERTIFICATE-/,/-END CERTIFICATE-/p' > ${HOST}.cert

# create a keystore and import certificate
keytool -import -noprompt -trustcacerts \
    -alias ${HOST} -file ${HOST}.cert \
    -keystore ${KEYSTOREFILE} -storepass ${KEYSTOREPASS}

# verify we've got it.
keytool -list -v -keystore ${KEYSTOREFILE} -storepass ${KEYSTOREPASS} -alias ${HOST}

Questions:
Answers:

There were a few ways I found to do this:

    java InstallCert [host]:[port] 
    keytool -exportcert -keystore jssecacerts -storepass changeit -file output.cert
    keytool -importcert -keystore [DESTINATION_KEYSTORE] -file output.cert

Questions:
Answers:

You can export a certificate using Firefox, this site has instructions. Then you use keytool to add the certificate.

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