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From Frank Gingras <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] keytool error: java.lang.Exception: Input not an X.509 certificate
Date Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:04:40 GMT

On 06/28/2011 03:30 PM, Peterson, Tommy wrote:
> I know that this is for the httpd project; but I have a question about
> Apache Tomcat that I was hoping someone would know about here (as I
> don’t see a tomcat forum).
> I am trying to import an SSL cert into my keystore. However, the key and
> the cert are in one file. According to the docs this is not an issue
> (you can even concatenate them the docs say). So I just ran the keytool
> command and I continually get an error message:
> “keytool error: java.lang.Exception: Input not an X.509 certificate”
> The IT support folks said that this is the cert that was given to them
> by the hosting company and that it can be installed successfully on Apache.
> There is some “junk” (“bag attributes”)n the file that I don’t’
> understand. I am used to just seeing “-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
> “----END CERTIFICATE----- ““ ““-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- “-----END
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks.
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