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From Jason Barr <>
Subject Re: Problem with importing reply certificate from CA
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2002 15:39:07 GMT
HI Marin,

Have a look at our FAQ's (even though it is Verisign, the reason should be the


Marin Odrljin wrote:

> Hello everybody!
> I have problem with importing cert reply from VeriSign.
> I'm using jdk1.3 and I made my keys with keytool. Than I sent CSR to
> VerySign and they gave me signed certificate in Internet RFC 1421
> Certificate Encoding Standard (Base 64 encoding) which begins like:
> and ends like:
> I have problem when I try to import it with same alias (tomcat) or even
> different. I know that keystore format (default) is jks and reply is in
> pkcs7 format.
> When I try to import certificate (with same alias I used for -genkey) I got
> a message:
>     keytool error: Unsupported
> encoding,
> and when I try import it with different alias I got message:
>     keytool error: java.lang.Exception: Input not a X.509 certificate
> In keytool documentation is written that keytool -import command can
> actually import binary encoding format or printable format (Internet RFC
> 1421 Certificate Encoding Standard) but I can't import that printable! Why I
> didn't got .cer file and how I can import that printable?
> Thank you very much!!!
> Marin

Jason Barr
Vendor Manager
Thawte Tech Support

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