Error "javax.net.ssl.SSLProtocolException: handshake alert:unrecognized_name" Is Seen In Java SE 7 And Later. (Doc ID 1498105.1)

Last updated on APRIL 09, 2017

Applies to:

Java Platform, Standard Edition - Version 7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 After updating to Java SE 7, an applet cannot be executed.  The error "javax.net.ssl.SSLProtocolException: handshake alert:unrecognized_name" is seen in the logs.

Changes

 Update from Java SE 6 to 7.

Cause

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