The vmrc is now working from the web page. Long story short...had to change "allowSSLErrors" to true. When this is set to false as recommended in
the vmrc API/SDK documentation I receive the following error in the vCD server vcloud-container-debug.log:
Exception during handshake: javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Received fatal alert: certificate_unknown
(my vCD certificates are selfsigned)
Also had to make sure I was sending only the ticket from the vCloud Director API aquireTicket method.
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