Can't get bash command to run for ssl cert signing?


I'm trying to use a self-signed cert with android. There's an article here:

that explains how to do it, but I'm not sure how to run the first step:

"1. Grab the public certificate from the server you want to trust. Replace ${MY_SERVER} with your server's address."

echo | openssl s_client -connect ${MY_SERVER}:443 2>&1 | \
 sed -ne '/-BEGIN CERTIFICATE-/,/-END CERTIFICATE-/p' > mycert.pem

I've got my server running at https:localhost:8443, so I try using that as the address like:

echo | openssl s_client -connect https://localhost:8443 2>&1 | \
 sed -ne '/-BEGIN CERTIFICATE-/,/-END CERTIFICATE-/p' > mycert.pem

but this just prints out an empty mycert.pem file. I'm not sure if the sytax I used above is incorrect, or there is something else wrong in my environment. My server is jetty, and I know it's serving up https on 8443. I'm running on mac.

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DJ_AM_JuiceboxConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Oh, if I drop the https from the address, it generates:

echo | openssl s_client -connect localhost:8443 2>&1 | \
>  sed -ne '/-BEGIN CERTIFICATE-/,/-END CERTIFICATE-/p' > mycert.pem
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