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Trying to Start OHS HTTP Server (stand Alone) fails with "Unrecognized SSL message, plaintext connection" (Doc ID 1601534.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 15, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to start OHS using the command "domain_dir\bin\startcomponent.cmd ohs1", it fails with the following error:

Please enter your password:
Connecting to Node Manager...
This Exception occurred at Friday... Unrecognized SSL message, plaintext connection?
Error: Error occurred while performing nmConnect: Cannot connect to Node Manager:
Unrecognized SSL message., plaintext connection
Use dumpstatck() to view full stacktrace

Exiting WebLogic Scripting Tool.


The domain_dir/nodemanager/nodemanager.log shows

PDT 2013 > <Nov 1, 2013 3:43:02 PM EDT> <INFO> <com.bea.core.nodemanager.plugin,, #1511200, WebLogic Nodemanager Plugin Client Capable 2.1 Wed Feb 20 10:04:50 PST 2013 > <Nov 1, 2013 3:43:03 PM EDT> <INFO> <Plain socket listener started on port 5556, host localhost>



 Reference nmType for nodeManger at URL:


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