I just confirmed that when setting things like keystore and truststores via jboss's server.xml connectors, those parameters/settings are NOT available to applications (web service clients) running in the jboss container. bummer.
Is there perhaps another way to find out this info? I'm trying to avoid packaging additional certificates with my war. Moreover, when loading the javax.ssl settings to the system properties, it has the potential to affect everything in the container, also not good.
In addition, I've discovered that the jbossws native stack does not actually do anything when inserting javax.ssl settings into the context provider. Too bad, it looks like it would have been a nice place to be able to have application specific ssl settings.