Forms in SSL Fail After Upgrade of Java Plug-in (JRE) or Modification of WebCache Webcache.xml File

(Doc ID 787739.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Checked for relevance 13-Sep-2010
Checked for relevance on 01-Aug-2012
Checked for relevance on 18-Nov-2014


The problem doesn't occur in non-SSL mode.  There are two failure scenarios when SSL is enabled:

Scenario 1

A Form application fails to startup when running in SSL using JRE 1.6.X. The error messages (pasted below) are displayed in the Java control panel.

load: class oracle.forms.engine.Main not found.
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: oracle.forms.engine.Main
at sun.plugin2.applet.Applet2ClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)

or the java console may also display:

network: Connecting socket://machine.domain:443 with proxy=DIRECT Received fatal alert: unexpected_message
at Source)

The Forms application.log may also show ->


YY/MM/dd hh:mi:ss formsweb: Forms session <9> aborted: runtime process failed during startup with errors /oracle/apps1012/bin/frmweb: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.



Scenario 2

A Forms application deployed in  https mode configured in web cache (web cache is https termination point) stops working after upgrading the Client Java plug-in version to 1.6. The following occurs:

- Web Cache reports the following errors in the event_log:

[04/Feb/2008:14:37:22 +0100] [warning 11904] [ecid: 101407017538,0] SSL handshake fails NZE-29048
[04/Feb/2008:14:37:22 +0100] [error 11321] [ecid: 101407017538,0] Connection from browser cannot


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