posted on: 2016-03-27 15:04:46
I couldn't download my website using the java url connection using https. I had to add my certificate provider as a trusted provider.

For starters, I got the following error: PKIX path building failed: unable to find valid certification path to requested target

Then I added this to a VM argument to see more verbose output.

Then I had to download the certificate from StartSSL

Then I ran this commmand:

keytool -importcert -keystore ./path/to/jdk/jre/lib/security/cacerts -trustcacerts -alias "StartCom Class 1 DV Server CA" -file ./path/to/cert-name-ca.crt

This StackOverflow answer helped me the most. Except they left off the default password bit, which turns out to be changeit (I think it is a suggestion to change it!?) This was found using this answer by following the link to here: magicmonster: PKIX path building failed