make outgoing http request from within confluence for content?

I'm using one of Bob Swift's great script plugins:

https://bobswift.atlassian.net/wiki/display/SCRP/Groovy+Macro

and attempting to grab some ouptul from an external site for inclusion in confluence via an HTTP request. The data I'm trying to grab is an XML file which I then need to format. I verified the script works but get the following error what it's put into confluence:

Error rendering macro 'groovy' : javax/security/auth/x500/X500Principal

I'm assuming this is due to security restrictions (which makes sense, in retrospect). What options do I have?


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Are you attempting to grab the content via https://? If so, you'll need to add the remote servers certificate to your java keystore.

hmm...still get the same issue, and strangely enough, even when requesting a non-ssl page. This should be permissible as far as you know? I'll see if I can't contact the plugin author directly...

Just an update here: While this does work with a http (non-ssl) request, I'm still seeing the issue with SSL requests. It seems the Groovy plugin is not able to get access to javax.security.* as I get the below stacktrace. Strangely, the class is part of the standard runtime libraries (rt.jar) of the JRE

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javax.security.auth.x500.X500Principal
org.apache.http.conn.ssl.AbstractVerifier.getCNs(AbstractVerifier.java:264)
org.apache.http.conn.ssl.AbstractVerifier.verify(AbstractVerifier.java:147) 

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