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WLS 8.1 - Secure webservice client over HTTPS throws intermittent NullPointerException (Doc ID 1283575.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 13, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 8.1 to 8.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In Weblogic 8.1 (WLS), when invoking secure webservice client over https, you will notice the below NullPointerException which is thrown intermittently:

<Nov 23, 2010 11:51:37 AM CST> <Notice> <Stdout> <000000> <2010-11-23 11:51:37,484 | ERROR com.<myservice>.MyAuthServiceImpl - java.rmi.RemoteException: SOAP Fault:javax.xml.rpc.soap.SOAPFaultException: Exception during processing: java.lang.NullPointerException (see Fault Detail for stacktrace)
<detail><bea_fault:stacktrace xmlns:bea_fault="">java.lang.NullPointerException
at weblogic.webservice.binding.https.HttpsBindingInfo.getSSLSecureSocket(
at weblogic.webservice.binding.https.HttpsClientBinding.createSocket(
at weblogic.webservice.binding.soap.HttpClientBinding.send(
at weblogic.webservice.core.handler.ClientHandler.handleRequest(
at weblogic.webservice.core.HandlerChainImpl.handleRequest(
at weblogic.webservice.core.ClientDispatcher.send(
at weblogic.webservice.core.ClientDispatcher.dispatch(
at weblogic.webservice.core.DefaultOperation.invoke(


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