Unable to Access External Endpoint, HTTPS in BPEL 11g - SunCertPathBuilderException - "ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed" (Doc ID 987804.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 25, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle SOA Suite - Version 11.1.1.7.0 and later
Oracle(R) BPEL Process Manager 10g - Version 10.1.2.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
11.1.1.2.0 BPEL invokes External Web Service



Symptoms

When attempting to invoke an external HTTPS web service, such as through a partner link, the following error occurs.

Caused by: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Alerts.getSSLException(Alerts.java:174)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.fatal(SSLSocketImpl.java:1611)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.fatalSE(Handshaker.java:187)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.fatalSE(Handshaker.java:181)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.ClientHandshaker.serverCertificate(ClientHandshaker.java:1035)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.ClientHandshaker.processMessage(ClientHandshaker.java:124)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.processLoop(Handshaker.java:516)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Handshaker.process_record(Handshaker.java:454)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.readRecord(SSLSocketImpl.java:884)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.performInitialHandshake(SSLSocketImpl.java:1112)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.writeRecord(SSLSocketImpl.java:623)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.AppOutputStream.write(AppOutputStream.java:59)
at java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream.writeTo(ByteArrayOutputStream.java:109)
at HTTPClient.HTTPConnection.sendRequest(HTTPConnection.java:3366)
at HTTPClient.HttpOutputStream.closeImpl(HttpOutputStream.java:461)
at HTTPClient.HttpOutputStream.access$000(HttpOutputStream.java:99)
at HTTPClient.HttpOutputStream$1.run(HttpOutputStream.java:417)
at HTTPClient.HttpClientConfiguration.doAction(HttpClientConfiguration.java:666)
at HTTPClient.HttpOutputStream.close(HttpOutputStream.java:415)
at oracle.j2ee.ws.saaj.client.p2p.HttpSOAPConnection.sendMessage(HttpSOAPConnection.java:1028)
at oracle.j2ee.ws.saaj.client.p2p.HttpSOAPConnection.post2(HttpSOAPConnection.java:474)
... 170 more
Caused by: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
at sun.security.validator.PKIXValidator.doBuild(PKIXValidator.java:285)
at sun.security.validator.PKIXValidator.engineValidate(PKIXValidator.java:191)
at sun.security.validator.Validator.validate(Validator.java:218)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.X509TrustManagerImpl.validate(X509TrustManagerImpl.java:126)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.X509TrustManagerImpl.checkServerTrusted(X509TrustManagerImpl.java:209)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.X509TrustManagerImpl.checkServerTrusted(X509TrustManagerImpl.java:249)
at com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.ClientHandshaker.serverCertificate(ClientHandshaker.java:1014)
... 186 more
Caused by: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
at sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilder.engineBuild(SunCertPathBuilder.java:174)
at java.security.cert.CertPathBuilder.build(CertPathBuilder.java:238)
at sun.security.validator.PKIXValidator.doBuild(PKIXValidator.java:280)
... 192 more

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Changes

The same BPEL process which invokes an external Web Service is working fine in 11.1.1.1.0.

Cause

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