wget https transfer getting certificate errors, need resolve

we are performing a xml file data transfer between business partners (not unlike and EDI). the partner we are working with requires us to transfer data via https over a specific port and utilize a signed certificate that they have provided.

connectivity is in place however we are getting errors verifying the certificate from the wget utility.

below is the error we are receiving..

https://Host_we_Transfer_to:8443/
Resolving Host_we_Transfer_to... xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Connecting to Host_we_Transfer_to|xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx|:8443... connected.
ERROR: cannot verify Host_we_Transfer_to's certificate, issued by `/C=US/O=Network Solutions L.L.C./CN=Network Solutions Certificate Authority':
  Self-signed certificate encountered.
To connect to Host_we_Transfer_to insecurely, use `--no-check-certificate'.
Unable to establish SSL connection.


our partner has stated this certificate is valid/good and have been using it with other business partners without issue.

time is a major issue so any assistance/direction you could provide to help us get past this would be greatly appreciated.
jlaveryAsked:
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
It is a self-signed certificate which means they didn't pay any official organization to sign the certificate for them. Self-signed certificates are usually seen as higher risk by default although if you know you have the right one, you can verify against that one with reasonable confidence.
You can either install their certificate into your root certificate store (which may allow it) or you can use --no-check-certificate as it suggested.
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jlaveryAuthor Commented:
not self signed.. acquired by network solutions..
will suggest the no-check-certificate switch and see where it goes..
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
It is possible then that Network Solutions is not a trusted certification authority on your server. You may need to add it. What operating system are you using?
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jlaveryAuthor Commented:
XP and win7..
can you provide an instruction an how to make them a trusted CA for those OSs
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jlaveryAuthor Commented:
ok.. below is the error we get with the no-check-certificate initiated

any suggestions?

https://Host_we_Transfer_to:8443/
Resolving Host_we_Transfer_to... xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Connecting to Host_we_Transfer_to|xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx|:8443... connected.
WARNING: cannot verify Host_we_Transfer_to's certificate, issued by `/C=US/O=Network Solutions L.L.C./CN=Network Solutions Certificate Authority':
  Self-signed certificate encountered.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 401 [ISS.0084.9001] Invalid credentials
Authorization failed.
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jlaveryAuthor Commented:
solutions to issues could not be identified. issuers of the certificate determined it to be easier to terminate its use vs pressing forward to try and resolve.
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jlaveryAuthor Commented:
answers provided could not resolve the issue. no solution was determined by EE or by anyone working on the problem. we did away with the use of the certificate.
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