SSL Handshake Error "ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed" (Doc ID 1327811.1)

Last updated on APRIL 28, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3 to 10.3.6
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 27-May-2014***

Symptoms

The following error generated when the SSL certificate is not used in a proper way:

oracle.fabric.common.FabricException: javax.wsdl.WSDLException: WSDLException: faultCode=INVALID_WSDL: Error reading import of oramds:/deployed-composites/default/InvoiceSynchronization_rev1.0/UpdateDocument.wsdl: oracle.j2ee.ws.wsdl.LocalizedWSDLException: WSDLException: faultCode=PARSER_ERROR: Failed to read wsdl file at: "https://imaging-dev.ascensionhealth.org/imaging/ws/DocumentService?wsdl", caused by: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException. : javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target: WSDLException: faultCode=INVALID_WSDL: Error reading import of oramds:/deployed-composites/default/InvoiceSynchronization_rev1.0/UpdateDocument.wsdl:


The above error for example generating with the following environment topology, however it could be happen with any other topology/environment which using SSL:

FMW 11.1.1.x SOA and two nodes in cluster with SSL enabled
The request life cycle as following : HTTPS --> BigIP Load Balancer --> Oracle HTTP Server --> SOA Server/IPM Server

Changes

 

Cause

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