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3151593 - SSSLERR_PSE_ERROR when trying to implement the parameter system/secure_communication


  • The parameter "system/secure_communication" is being set to ON.

  • SAP is restarted to activate the change, but the system does not work correctly.

  • The work process trace file has entries similar to the below:
    M  0x00001021 | SAPCRYPTOLIB | SSL_CTX_set_default_pse_by_name
    M  SAPCRYPTO API error
    M  The PSE file does not exist.
    M  0xa1d50108 | TOKEN_TOKPSE | SSL_CTX_set_default_pse_by_name
    M  Token application not existing
    M  Cannot open PSE 
    M  *** ERROR => SapISSLAddCredential(): Error SSSLERR_PSE_ERROR trying to create CLIENT Credential for 
    M  <<- ERROR: SapSSLCreateCredHdl()==SSSLERR_PSE_ERROR


    Gateway trace file has entries similar to the below:

    *** ERROR =>   secussl_Create_SSL_CTX():  PSE "#_MemPSE_#xxxxxxx": PSE does not exist or File not found! [ssslsecu.c   xxxx]
    *** ERROR => SapISSLAddCredential(): Error SSSLERR_PSE_NOT_EXISTING trying to create SERVER Credential
            for "#_MemPSE_#xxxxxx" [ssslxxi.c   xxxx]
    *** ERROR => GwCreateServerCredHdl: SapSSLCreateCredHdl failed (SSSLERR_PSE_NOT_EXISTING) [gwxxssl.c ]
    *** ERROR => GwInitService: GwCreateServerCredHdl failed [gwxxrd.c  xxxx]
    ***LOG S10=> GwInitReader, GwInitServiceSSL () [gwxxrd.c   xxxx]



  • SAP NetWeaver 7.4 or newer
  • ABAP Platform


ABAP platform all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions


ssl/ssl_lib, sec/libsapsecu, ssf/ssfapi_lib, system/secure_communication, Secure Internal Server Communication, system PKI , KBA , BC-CST-STS , Startup Service , BC-CST , Client/Server Technology , Problem

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