Fron Denmark Christian Gravgaard kindly wrote a comment on my old post titled "chef Wild Bill serves Web Services in Lotusphere 2008" (3rd Nov 2007) about troubles consuming remote Web Services via SSL/https.
Some time ago I gave up on that subject, I've used a LotusScript agent and a MS COM class ;-)
"I've had a hard time with this one to - on the Lotus Domino 8 server though.
Exactly the same error. But I found it!
Some webservices uses wierd SSL certificates. Eg. E-conomic.com uses "Thawte".
The Root cert from the remote web services needs to be in the Lotus Domino's keyring file. Not the one you specify in your webserver - but keyfile.kyr in the data library.
As soon you've set up SSL on your domino (a selfcert works fine) and appended the root cert(s) from the remote webservice - it works fine.
Try it out :-)
Questions? Just write me.
At Axis ApS "
Thanks Christian for your hint, I will make some test using a Notes Java agent.