connecting to self signed SSL certificate from Java on Debian/Ubuntu

You want to connect to self signed SSL certificate from Java using the standard HttpsURLConnection and you are getting this error, because the self signed certificate is obviously not recognized by Java : SEVERE: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: […]