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2364928 - Enabling HTTPS in SAP HANA Studio returns error 'sapstartsrv service not started'


You enabled HTTPS for secure communication in SAP HANA and now you are experiencing some - if not all - of the following symptoms:

  • The HANA system shows yellow status in the Systems View of the SAP HANA Studio with error 'sapstartsrv' service not started. This indicates that sapstartsrv cannot be reached.


  •  The sapstartsrv service is missing in the Services section of the Landscape tab:


  • Functions Start System, Stop System, and Restart System are no longer available in the SAP HANA Studio:


  • The Error Log View of the SAP HANA Studio shows a SAPControl request failed message with the following error:

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  • The OS console shows that sapstartsrv is using a PKI certificate. You can confirm this by executing command openssl s_client -connect <host>:50014


  • Additionally, errors like the following confirm that this type of certificate is not valid for SSL / TLS secure communication:




HANA Database (Revision/SPS independent)

SAP HANA Studio (Revision independent)


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