API Endpoint Certs

When calling an API (in this case graphql) if I set the following, the call and response goes through OK:

client = system.net.httpClient(bypass_cert_validation=True)

However without bypassing the cert validation I see the following when posting:

caused by: sun.security.validator.validatorexception: pkix path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.suncertpathbuilderexception: unable to find valid certification path to requested target

As far as I have read, I need to get the cert from the endpoint and place it on the machine running Ignition. In which directory should that be placed?



See this for a starting point:

There’s no specific file location; you’d need to scaffold an SSLContext with the appropriate cert installed.

I think you’ve mixed it up - he just needs to get the certificate and add it to the supplemental certs folder.


Oh, yeah, you’re right; he’s not doing mutual TLS, just wants to trust the server. Nevermind then.

@Kevin.Herron following that instruction to place in supplemental certs I have placed the root certificate of the target endpoint (Kafka Lenses) into the folder as follows and restarted the service.

However, I still see the following. Is there some other action I need to do like import the cert using keytool?

java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target



No, that should be it for Ignition 8.x. What scope are you testing your scripting call in? Adding it to the supplemental cert folder only brings it in for the gateway scope.

Right now I’m working in the script console to get it up to the point where I can get a response and learn how to parse through it. The end game will be on a gateway script timer or in a UDT.

This machine runs 8.1.13. Sorry if this is duplicate but its related to web sockets. What we are trying to do is have a way to get a filtered response from Kafka since the topic itself is terabyte size. The Lense SQL api allows this and I have it working in the google web socket tested.

Just working through the mechanics of making it work in the ignition environment.



Make a gateway message handler that delegates to a script module. In the designer script console, use system.util.sendRequest() to trigger your code and receive the result. The actual request to Kafka will then come from the gateway as you intend in the future, and will use its certificate store.

I am going to merge this thread into this:

The summary here is that by moving this to a gateway script (as opposed to running it all from the script console) overcomes the error named:

unable to find valid certification path to requested target