The error below is experienced during a signed CSR being imported back in to the WebSphere SSL certificate and key management repository.

Error:

Unable to initialize, java.io.IOException: DerInputStream.getLength(): lengthTag=127, too big.

Reason:

This is a result of copying an pasting a Base64-encoded ASCII signed cert as text into a Unix file using VI or similar editor, but an extra line has been added. This can often happen when copying from Windows to Unix.

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