WebCenter Content Document Transfer Utility Throws "PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target" (Doc ID 1626534.1)

Last updated on MAY 26, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 11.1.1.6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When trying to run the "WebCenter Content Document Transfer Utility" for Oracle Fusion Applications do upload/download content the following error is thrown:

java -classpath "oracle.ucm.fa_client_11.1.1.jar" oracle.ucm.client.DownloadTool --url=https://yourhost/cs/idcplg --username=XXXXXX --password=XXXXXX

the following error occurs.

Error - javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException:
sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed:
sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target

IdcClientException Caught ...
oracle.stellent.ridc.protocol.ProtocolException:
javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException:
sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed:
sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
  at oracle.stellent.ridc.protocol.http.auth.AuthenticationDetector.determineAuthHandler(AuthenticationDetector.java:85)
  at oracle.stellent.ridc.protocol.http.IdcHttpProtocol.writeRequest(IdcHttpProtocol.java:214)
  at oracle.stellent.ridc.IdcClient.sendRequest(IdcClient.java:181)
  at oracle.ucm.client.AbstractTool.sendRequest(AbstractTool.java:563)
  at oracle.ucm.client.UploadTool.run(UploadTool.java:235)
  at oracle.ucm.client.UploadTool.main(UploadTool.java:114)
Caused by: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException:
sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed:
sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
  at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Alerts.getSSLException(Alerts.java:174)
  at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.fatal(SSLSocketImpl.java:1591)
  at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.fatalSE(Handshaker.java:187)
  at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.fatalSE(Handshaker.java:181)

Cause

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