SiKing

February 18, 2016

Another way to fix SSLHandshakeException in SoapUI

Filed under: automation,windows — SiKing @ 8:02 am
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Started testing a new API in SoapUI, and the very first thing I get is:

ERROR:Exception in request: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: Received fatal alert: handshake_failure

So off I go, copy-paste the error into Google and see what comes up. There is a lot of advice about this issue here, here, here, none of which worked for me. Although this SO answer did lead me down the right path.

In the end, the problem was much more deluding.

Java comes with its own CA TrustStore. SoapUI, at least on Windows, comes with bundled Java, usually very outdated version of Java. From my past (Linux) experience I know that SoapUI is intelligent enough, that if it does not find the bundled Java it will look elsewhere ($PATH, $JAVA_HOME). So I went to my SoapUI install directory and renamed jre to jre.ignore. Of course I had previously installed the latest Java8. Restart SoapUI, and problem goes away.

I am not sure whom to blame for this WTF. Certainly part of the blame lies with Oracle lawyers for being dickheads (Java8 is not allowed to be pre-installed on any device), part lies with Microsoft for forcing their users to be ignorant retards, and part lies with SmartBear for following the crowd (the “every Java application must also install its own version of Java” crowd) like a sheep.

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25 Comments »

  1. Perfect..thanks a ton..

    Comment by Anon — May 18, 2017 @ 10:07 pm | Reply

  2. perfect solution. you are a champ 🙂

    Comment by Anonymous — May 16, 2017 @ 1:18 pm | Reply

  3. Thanks..this option works really well..

    Comment by Anonymous — May 8, 2017 @ 6:47 am | Reply

  4. Thanks a lot

    Comment by Anonymous — May 3, 2017 @ 11:28 am | Reply

  5. I cannot thank you enough. I too went through several threads on the same issue, and you were the only one with the correct solution.

    Comment by Chris Gray — May 3, 2017 @ 8:41 am | Reply

  6. Awesome!! Solved the purpose

    Comment by Anonymous — April 26, 2017 @ 2:58 am | Reply

  7. That’s why you are The Champion. Worked great many thanks.

    Comment by Anonymous — April 24, 2017 @ 9:13 am | Reply

  8. Thank you So much! It worked 🙂

    Comment by Anonymous — April 16, 2017 @ 9:36 pm | Reply

  9. Thanks a Lot.

    Comment by Anonymous — March 22, 2017 @ 11:42 am | Reply

  10. Would have never figured this out on my own. The error doesn’t even infer a bad java config. Thanks!

    Comment by Anonymous — March 3, 2017 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

  11. Worked….so simple solution…thanks alot 🙂

    Comment by Anonymous — February 23, 2017 @ 10:57 am | Reply

  12. You are genius.I did not expect, this solution will work.

    Comment by Viplav — February 20, 2017 @ 2:05 am | Reply

  13. Genius! This fixed the issue I was having.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 13, 2017 @ 6:25 am | Reply

  14. Like a magic!

    Comment by Anonymous — February 2, 2017 @ 11:04 pm | Reply

  15. Thank you! Finally fixed the problem for me.

    Comment by Anonymous — December 13, 2016 @ 2:40 pm | Reply

  16. Best thing that happened to me today, spent a couple of hours checking out the other threads until I found yours. Thanks!

    Comment by Anonymous — November 24, 2016 @ 5:55 am | Reply

  17. This issue was wrecking my head for ages, thanks so much.

    Comment by Anonymous — November 11, 2016 @ 10:29 am | Reply

  18. Thank you! It works!

    Comment by Anonymous — November 8, 2016 @ 3:24 am | Reply

  19. Thank you !!!

    Comment by Anonymous — October 21, 2016 @ 8:21 am | Reply

  20. Thank you, saved my day!

    Comment by Anonymous — October 19, 2016 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

  21. Thanks God to take me here. I’m using JDK 8 and SOAP UI 5.2.1. None of the solutions worked. You saved me buddy. Have a nice weekend!

    Comment by Anonymous — September 30, 2016 @ 9:42 am | Reply

  22. God bless you bro!

    Comment by Anonymous — September 14, 2016 @ 6:15 am | Reply

  23. Thank you very much! It fixed my issue after days of struggling with it!

    Comment by Anonymous — August 10, 2016 @ 10:45 pm | Reply

  24. Thanks a lot, worked fine for me under windows 7 and JDK 8

    Comment by Anonymous — August 9, 2016 @ 7:30 am | Reply

  25. Thank you so much! Really appreciate you explaining this. Makes complete sense and I was able to fix my problem quickly.
    On OS-X, I renamed the folder /Applications/SoapUI-X.X.X.app/Contents/Plugins/jre.bundle to jre.ignore as you suggested.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 22, 2016 @ 2:23 pm | Reply


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