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FAQ: How to import a self-signed SSL certificate to a keystore cacerts file? (2678)

Postby admin » Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:46 pm

Article ID: 2678
Reviewed: 24/07/2014

Product Version:
AhsayOBS: Pre-
OS: All platforms

This document contains instruction on how to import a self-signed SSL certificate to a keystore cacerts file.

Refer to the following steps:

  1. To import a self-signed certificate to a cacerts file, first convert the cert into a DER encoded binary certificate in .cer format.

    Connect to the AhsayOBS web management console with Internet Explorer:

    • Select the Certificate Error button beside the address bar, and then View certificates.


    • Import the certificate by selecting Install Certificate.


    • Ensure that the certificate to be imported is placed in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store:


  2. Using the imported certificate, export the DER encoded binary certificate in .cer format:

    • View the imported certificate (from Step 1) in Internet Explorer, and select Export.


    • In the Certificate Export Wizard, export the certificate without the private key.


    • Select the DER encoded binary X.509 (.CER) format.


    • You will be prompted to enter a name for the certificate to be exported, in this case, we named it Cert_File.


      A certificate file "Cert_File.cer" will then be exported to C root directory, this file can be used to import to the cacerts file.

  3. Open an administrative command prompt:

    • Copy "Cert_File.cer" from:



      C:\Program Files\AhsayOBM\jvm\bin\Cert_File.cer

    • Navigate to the directory "C:\Program Files\AhsayOBM\jvm\bin", and enter the following command:

       >keytool -import -alias "Alias_Name" -keystore "C:\Program Files\AhsayOBM\jvm\lib\security\cacerts" -file Cert_File.cer

    • When prompted for a password, enter "changeit" without the quotations.

    • Enter "yes" when asked if you wish to trust the certificate.

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