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Certificate 403 web response

I am baffled, I have a web service doing a ssl connection to a website using
ssl and a certificate that came to me in a p12 format. This code worked
100% in vb.net app but fails to work in service. I keep getting 403
forbidden error when the response like is executed. I have the following

strInquiryData = New Uri("https://someite:308")
' Build the inquiry string
sPostData = TransConnect
' Dim wreqTU40 As HttpWebRequest =
CType(WebRequest.Create(strInquiryData), HttpWebRequest)

wreqTU40.Method = "POST"
wreqTU40.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"

Dim Certificate As String
Certificate = "C:\certs\TA.cer"
Dim cert As X509Certificate =


Dim strInquiry As System.IO.Stream = wreqTU40.GetRequestStream
'Convert the Post Data to a byte array

Dim baPostData As Byte() = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(sPostData)
strInquiry.Write(baPostData, 0, sPostData.Length)

'Write the Post Data to the request stream
Dim wresResponse As HttpWebResponse

wresResponse = CType(wreqTU40.GetResponse(),
HttpWebResponse) ‘error happens here

It crashes at the web response area every time with 403 error, what gives? I
have checked the certificate, reinstalled it like 5 times with key and
exported it as der form. I have no other ideas. Does anyone else have one?

Nov 23 '05 #1
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