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E-WL: SSL Port for WebLogic Becomes Unresponsive After Upgrading to JDK 1.8.0_261 and Higher - Error: java.lang.NullPointerException org.bouncycastle.crypto.signers.PSSSigner.generateSignature (Doc ID 2696212.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2023

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.56 to 8.58 [Release 8.4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


To reveal the issue please do the steps below.

1. Increase the logging severity to DEBUG for your PIA domain:
        1.1. Login to the WebLogic Console from the left menu under Domain Structure under your domain choose -> Environment -> Servers -> <server_name> -> Logging -> Advanced
        1.2. Click on Lock and Edit
        1.3. Under -- Message destination(s) --- change the logging severity to DEBUG
              Log file :
              Severity level: DEBUG
              Standard out :
              Severity level: DEBUG
        1.4. Save and Activate Changes.

2. Edit the <PIA_HOME>/webserv/<DOMAIN-NAME>/bin/setEnv.cmd/.sh:
        2.1. Pre-append the following system properties to variable SET JAVA_OPTIONS_WIN (for Windows), JAVA_OPTIONS_LINUX (for Linux), etc..
               -Dssl.debug=true -Dweblogic.StdoutDebugEnabled=true -Dweblogic.debug.DebugSecuritySSL=true

        2.2. Change the value of the "ENABLE_VERBOSE_SSL" setting:


NOTE: If you are running your PIA domains as an MS Windows service you will need to uninstall and then install the service again to pick up the changes above.

3. Restart your PIA domain.

4. Recreate the issue.

5. Open your <PIA_HOME>/webserv/<DOMAIN-NAME>/servers/PIA/logs/PIA_weblogic.stdout log and look for an error similar to:



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