compiling error. need help!!

Hello,
anybody can give me a clue on how to solve this?

error message:
SSLInfo.java:70: incompatible types
found   : java.lang.Object
required: java.security.cert.X509Certificate
                   cert = req.getAttribute("javax.servlet.request.X509Certificate");
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the snippet code =
 java.security.cert.X509Certificate cert;
cert = req.getAttribute("javax.servlet.request.X509Certificate");
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i get this snippet from iplanet documentation. and it gives me compiling error.please help!
anil_80Asked:
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kotanCommented:
You need to cast the return object to X509Certificate.

java.security.cert.X509Certificate cert;
cert = (java.security.cert.X509Certificate)  req.getAttribute("javax.servlet.request.X509Certificate");
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