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Dominic Steng�rd
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Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 186
Hello JavaCoders,

I've implemented a java client program that connects to a Web Service over SSL/https to fetch data. When running the completed application on a Windows JDK 1.4.2 it works just as expected.

But when its deployed to an AS400 server running JDK 1.4.2 I get the following error:

Why is this happening?
When I google Ive realized that this is a common problem when running JDK 1.3, but that the JSSE packages are part of the JDK 1.4 release.

Any help is more than welcome!

Kind regards

Dominic Steng�rd<br />Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer
Nitesh Kant

Joined: Feb 25, 2007
Posts: 1638

Does this this faq entry help?

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Originally posted by Nitesh Kant:
Does this this faq entry help?

Probably not, as that entry specifically mentions that this ceased to be a problem with JDK versions 1.4 and newer.
Set Cruz

Joined: Jan 31, 2008
Posts: 26
The AS400 server ... You may be dealing with an IBM JVM, or perhaps something other than a Sun JVM? You may find out by running "java -v". Find out whether crypto tools are not bundled because of US export laws, or otherwise.

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Dominic Steng�rd
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Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 186
Hey again,

Have found what the problem is and thought you guys might want to know how to solv this IBM AS400 issue.

Did some googling and ran some tests and it turns out that the IBM JVM 1.4 doesnt have the JSSE support that is included in the Sun JVM 1.4. This implies that one has to fetch the IBMJSSE jar and have it configured in the file for this JVM.

More info can be found at:

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