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utl_http for https with a self signed certificate

Posted on 2011-02-14
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Can you use utl_http to call out over https to a web service that only uses a self signed certificate?  
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Yes, it is possible.

If the SSL certificate is not signed by one of those common public CAs, you will need to import the additional certificate authority's certificate/chaim into your DB Servers wallet using Oracle Wallet Manager.
 
http://www.idevelopment.info/data/Oracle/DBA_tips/PL_SQL/PLSQL_19.shtml

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Hades666
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Thanks.  Will read the doc.  They sent us just one certificate and said it was self signed.  It sounds like I need the full chain and not just this one certificate.  I'm trying to get access to the site so I can take a look to see what they have set up and download the certificates myself.
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Yes, if it is a self-signed, you will need to full chain imported. -Hades666
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by:Melodi Roberts
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Just an additional note: This document/link covered most of what I already knew. I think my issue had/has more to do with learning what  a self-signed certificate is.  When I asked the third party for the certificate, they only sent the single certificate and after I couldn't connect using utl_http, noted that it was self signed.  We don't have direct access to the url, so there was no way for me to see how they might have their certificate set up.  I'm hoping I got the lingo right with them and they understand to send me the full chain now, or simply give me access to the site to get it myself.
Thanks for your help and feedback.
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