SSLException when connecting to Sites via CatalogManager direct to Tomcat http application server port, when Tomcat is configured for a SSL-enabled reverse proxy
Last updated on AUGUST 24, 2017
Applies to:Oracle WebCenter Sites - Version 184.108.40.206.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
When Sites is running on Tomcat over http, and is accessed via a SSL-enabled reverse proxy, then it is possible to log into Sites UI via the SSL reverse proxy, but it is not possible to log into Sites application server directly using CatalogMover.
The following error is received in sites.log:
[2015-06-03 14:27:21,926 CEST] [TRACE] [http-bio-8080-exec-9] [fatwire.logging.security.context] secureLogin: final URL=https://internal-sites-hostname.customer.com:8080/cs/CatalogManager?ftcmd=login&user
[2015-06-03 14:27:21,927 CEST] [TRACE] [http-bio-8080-exec-9] @ [fatwire.logging.security.context] Request logon failed with exception:
javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Unrecognized SSL message, plaintext connection?
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