WebService call fails with "got FabricInvocationException javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: Received fatal alert: handshake_failure" on JDK 1.7
Last updated on DECEMBER 11, 2017
Applies to:Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 188.8.131.52.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
An application deployed on Weblogic 10.3.6 is making a call to secured webservice which requires 'TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256' cipher for a successful handshake.
Weblogic 10.3.6 is running on JDK 1.7 with JSSE enabled so TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 protocols are supported.
According to the following document "TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256" cipher is only available for TLS 1.2 protocol or later :
When we force Weblogic to use this cipher we see the following errors in the logs :
Log says "TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256" is not supported and hence the handshake fails.
Enabling JCE did not help either.
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