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SSL Client Throws Exception "ERR_BAD_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT" (Doc ID 2287049.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2021

Applies to:

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


Client throws ERR_BAD_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT" when requesting one application page after configuration two-way SSL by following KM Note 1237334.1.

The server certificate uses a certificate signed by trusted root CA. The client certificate is signed by a self-signed CA created by Both the self-signed CA and client certificate are imported into the WebLogic Server's trusted store. And Client Certs Requested and Enforced set on the WLS managed server.  The self-signed CA and client certificate are both imported.

Exception in Server Side:

ExecuteThread: '3' for queue: 'weblogic.socket.Muxer', fatal error: 42: null cert chain null cert chain
%% Invalidated: [Session-94, TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256]
ExecuteThread: '3' for queue: 'weblogic.socket.Muxer', SEND TLSv1.2 ALERT: fatal, description = bad_certificate
ExecuteThread: '3' for queue: 'weblogic.socket.Muxer', WRITE: TLSv1.2 Alert, length = 2
ExecuteThread: '3' for queue: 'weblogic.socket.Muxer', fatal: engine already closed. Rethrowing null cert chain
ExecuteThread: '3' for queue: 'weblogic.socket.Muxer', called closeOutbound()
ExecuteThread: '3' for queue: 'weblogic.socket.Muxer', closeOutboundInternal()


Exception in Client side:

Message shown in Browser:    ERR_BAD_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT

Log: Connection has been shutdown: Software caused connection abort: recv failed
Caused by: Software caused connection abort: recv failed
Caused by: Software caused connection abort: recv failed
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