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How to construct an ssh tunnel inside a java program

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How to have a java program do the same thing as the ssh unix command (0) where the userName does not have a password associated with it?

(0) The unix command that works
 ssh -i ~/.ssh/pemFile.pem -L

(1) The pem file

(2) Java program that currently does not work ( i think i need a user info object or something also I do not have both a cert and key in my pem file do I need to generate one of these?)
public static void main (String args []) throws Exception {
            String pemPath = "/Users/username/.ssh/pemFile.pem";
            String ec2 = "";
            SSLSocketFactory factory = null;
             factory = getSocketFactoryPEM(pemPath);
            InetAddress remote = InetAddress.getByName(ec2);
            InetAddress local = InetAddress.getByName("localhost");
            Socket socket = factory.createSocket(remote, 8000, local, 8000);

      public static SSLSocketFactory getSocketFactoryPEM(String pemPath) throws Exception {  
          Security.addProvider(new BouncyCastleProvider());

          SSLContext context = SSLContext.getInstance("TLS");

          byte[] certAndKey = getBytesFromFile(new File(pemPath));

          String delimiter = "-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----";
          String[] tokens = new String(certAndKey).split(delimiter);

          byte[] certBytes = tokens[0].concat(delimiter).getBytes();
          //byte[] keyBytes = tokens[1].getBytes();

          PEMReader reader;

          reader = new PEMReader(new InputStreamReader(new ByteArrayInputStream(certBytes)));
          X509Certificate cert = (X509Certificate)reader.readObject();        

          //reader = new PEMReader(new InputStreamReader(new ByteArrayInputStream(keyBytes)));
          //PrivateKey key = (PrivateKey)reader.readObject();        

          KeyStore keystore = KeyStore.getInstance("JKS");
          keystore.setCertificateEntry("cert-alias", cert);
          //keystore.setKeyEntry("key-alias", key, "changeit".toCharArray(), new Certificate[] {cert});

          KeyManagerFactory kmf = KeyManagerFactory.getInstance("SunX509");
          kmf.init(keystore, "changeit".toCharArray());

          KeyManager[] km = kmf.getKeyManagers();

          context.init(km, null, null);

          return context.getSocketFactory();
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