Importing an SSL certificate into WebSphere

If you are receiving SSL handshake issues when connecting to a webservice you need to import the SSL certificate into WebSphere.

  1. Open WebSphere console
  2. Security
  3. SSL certificate and key management
  4. Key stores and certificates
  5. NodeDefaultTrustStore (or maybe CellDefaultTrustStore)
  6. Signer Certificates
  7. Retrieve from port
  8. Host: your.host.name (without https:// and any endpoints)
  9. Port: 443
  10. Retrieve signer information
  11. Click Ok
  12. Save
  13. Restart WebSphere

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