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New LDAP configuration failing with "SSLHandshakeException: Received fatal alert: handshake_failure"

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We need to update our LDAP configuration because our certificate is going to expire; we have a test ldaps server set up with the new certificate.  From within CDH->Administration->Settings, I pointed the "LDAP URL" to the new server.


simple bind failed: ldapsdev.{obscured domain}:3269; nested exception is javax.naming.CommunicationException: simple bind failed: ldapsdev.{obscureddomain}:3269 [Root exception is Received fatal alert: handshake_failure]


 Under the assumption that a cert needed to be added, I tried to figure out how, but could find zero documentation other than this:

That relates to Atlas, which we don't use, but seemed right.  I downloaded "ldapsdev-ca.crt" from the ldaps server:


echo -n | openssl s_client -connect ldapsdev.{obscureddomain}:636 | sed -ne '/-BEGIN CERTIFICATE-/,/-END CERTIFICATE-/p' > ldapsdev-ca.crt


And then imported it into /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_67-cloudera/jre/lib/security/cacerts.  When I do a keytool -list on that, I see it in there.  I then restarted cloudera-scm-server, but I still get the same error.

Was that not the right cacerts file?  There are others in various subdirs under /etc/pki I could try to add to, but it'd be nice to know for sure which file Cloudera Server is trying to use.  Thanks!!!