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Solution ID : SO5407

Last Modified : 05/02/2018

Error: "java.security.cert.CertificateException: Unsupported encoding"

Cause

 
Keytool is specific about the certificate format that can be imported.
 
The certificate text is formatted in a manner keytool was not able to recognize.

Solution

BEA WebLogic 8.1 documenation calls for both the Intermediate CA and customers SSL certificate to be included into one file,
with the server certificate first, followed by the Symantec Intermediate CA. Please note there should be no spaces between each file.

 
Example:
 

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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yts2BvonuJ6CztdZf8B/LBEWCz+qRrtdFn9mKSZWGvrAkmMPz2RhXEOThpoR
o5kZz2FQ9XF/PxIJXTYCM7yooRBwXoKYjquRwiZNtUiU9kYi6Z3prAgMBAAEwDQY
JKoZIhvcNAQEEBQADgYEAh2eqQGxEMUnNTwEU0tBq+7YuAkjecEocGXvi2G4YSoW
VLgnVzJoJuds3c35KE6sxBe1luJQuQkE9SzALG/6lDIJ5ctPsHFmZzZxY7scLl6h
Wj5ON8oN2YTh5Jo/ryqjvnZvqiNIWe/gqr2GLIkajC0mz4un1LiYORPig3BMH0==
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
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==
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

 
 
For further information regarding this process, please see BEA's documentation here: http://e-docs.bea.com/wls/docs81/secmanage/ssl.html#1168655