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2143533 - 'System error: ErrBadEncoding using sp_ssladmin tool to add the certificate' when adding openssl certificate to ASE - SAP SDK


The sp_ssladmin command returns ErrBadEncoding when adding certificate to the ASE database server.



  • SAP ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise) 15.7 or 16.0 using openssl
  • SDK for ASE 15.7 SP130 (any level supporting openssl)
  • In this case openssl version: OpenSSL 1.0.1h-fips 5 Jun 2014 [run openssl version from the ASE installation copy of the openssl binary]


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 15.7 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise 16.0 ; SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise SDK 16.0 ; Sybase SDK 15.7 ; Sybase Software Developer Kit 15.7


Secure Sockets Layer, certicom, CSI   , KBA , BC-SYB-SDK , SDK , BC-SYB-ASE , Sybase ASE Database Platform (non Business Suite) , Problem

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