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Getting error message after setting up ssl certificate in tomcat

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I'm trying to follow these instructions for installing my www.testpikefin.com SSL certificate into tomcat 6.x on my local server:

http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/5239/generating-a-csr-and-installing-an-ssl-certificate-in-tomcat-4x5x6x 

I've added www.testpikefin.com (the domain in the certificate) to my machine's hosts file. Both the browser and tomcat are running on this same machine.

However I always get the following message in the browser:

SSL connection error
Unable to make a secure connection to the server. This may be a problem with the server, or it may be requiring a client authentication certificate that you don't have.
Error 107 (net::ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR): SSL protocol error.

This is what I get in the tomcat access log:
172.16.22.6 - - [29/Dec/2012:16:36:16 -0800] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 7446
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by:honestman31
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if the domain www.testpikefin.com    not pointing to the localhost then it will not work with you. ( hosts file will not help in this )

I suggest to you to get a VPS  ( you can get cheap one for testing for around $10 a month ) , install the system and make the domain points to the VPS IP  address once the domain is up and ruining correctly install the SSL cert
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by:opike
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So if I'm running on a windows 7 box, the computer would have to be a member of the www.testpikefin.com domain?
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opike earned 0 total points
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There was an issue with the jks keystore format. I converted the keystore to pkcs12 and it worked (even with the hosts file configuration).
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by:opike
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Discovered the solution on my own.
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