7021015: SSL configuration fails Test or Save in LDAP / Active Directory Setup

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Environment

Micro Focus Service Desk 7.3 LDAP

Micro Focus Service Desk 7.4 LDAP

Micro Focus eDirectory

Microsoft Active Directory

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)

Situation

  • Service Desk installed on SLES 12 SP1
  • IBM Java is installed on the Service Desk server
  • Configuring LDAP / Active Directory in Service Desk
  • Using SSL – Anonymous or SSL – Username + Password Securitysetting
  • Clicking Test or Save after entering the details

The following error is seen in the web console:

ERROR:

Connection Test: Failed

“Unable to connect to the server: Protocol communicationerror.

The following error is seen in LiveTime.log:

ERROR:

(SecureSocketFactory.java:116) – Anunknown error occurred

java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException: SSLv3 SSLContext notavailable

atsun.security.jca.GetInstance.getInstance(GetInstance.java:171)

Resolution

  1. Uninstall IBM Java from the Service Desk server

    Example command:

    zypper rm java-1_8_0-ibm
  2. Reboot the Service Desk server
  3. Reconfigure LDAP / Active Directory Setup

Cause

$JRE_HOME environment variable is pointing to a non-supported Javaversion.

Additional Information

Only the Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) is supported for usewith Service Desk.

Do the following to verify which Java Runtime Environment (JRE) isbeing used:

  1. Run the following command:

    echo $JRE_HOME

    Example output:

    /usr/java/latest/jre
  2. Run the following command (Change the beginning according toabove echo command output):

    /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/java-version
  3. Verify that the version listed is pointing to the JRE installedwith the Oracle JDK

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