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3383989 - ADS Java stack configuration with Web Dispatcher - handshake failure


You would like to setup a scenario between Adobe Document Service of AS Java and SAP Web Dispatcher (WDP). Following symptoms can be experienced:

  • ADS trace and defaultTrace of AS Java "handshake failure":

    Caused by: IO error detected while opening DEST connection: <WDP host>:44300/sap/bc/fp/form/layout/<...>

    Caused by: org.w3c.www.protocol.http.HttpException: Peer sent alert: Alert Fatal: handshake failure
  • An SSL trace with IAIK debug records (see SAP KBA 2673775) of the Java stack (SSL client) shows the following trace entries:

    ssl_debug(1): Starting handshake (iSaSiLk 5.2)...
    ssl_debug(1): Sending v3 client_hello message to <WDP's hostname>:44300, requesting version 3.3...
    ssl_debug(1): Sending extensions: renegotiation_info (65276), signature_algorithms (13)
    ssl_debug(1): Received alert message: Alert Fatal: handshake failure
    ssl_debug(1): SSLException while handshaking: Peer sent alert: Alert Fatal: handshake failure

  • Level 2 WDP trace shows following example entries:

    [Thr 140102512526912] CCL[SSL]: Srv-0000001B: ########## TLSERROR: ClientHello::cipher_suites does not contain any cipher suite that the server accepts. [0xA0600245: ClientHello message does not offer any cipher suite the server was configured to support.]
    [Thr 140102512526912] 
    [Thr 140102512526912] CCL[SSL]: Srv-0000001B: ########## TLSERROR: SSL3 server handshake failed [0xA0600245: ClientHello message does not offer any cipher suite the server was configured to support.]
    [Thr 140102512526912]  *** ERROR => No common SSL/TLS ciphersuite with SSL/TLS client!
    [Thr 140102512526912] <<- ERROR: SapSSLSessionStartNB(sssl_hdl=7f6c0004a2c0)==SSSLERR_NO_COMMON_CIPHERSUITE
    [Thr 140102512526912] *** ERROR => IcmConnInitServerSSL: SapSSLSessionStartNB returned (-100): SSSLERR_NO_COMMON_CIPHERSUITE [icxxconn.c   3090] 

  • TCPDump shows handshake failure with the below listed cipher suites as example scenario:



  • SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java
  • SAP Adobe Document Services
  • SAP Web Dispatcher


SAP NetWeaver Application Server for Java all versions


adobe document server, Adobe Document Services , KBA , BC-JAS-SEC-CPG , Cryptography , BC-CST-WDP , Web Dispatcher , BC-SRV-FP , Forms Processing , Problem

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