GroupWise 18.x iManager plugin returns GroupWise Connection Error

  • 7024663
  • 03-Jun-2020
  • 03-Jun-2020

Environment

GroupWise 18

Situation

When accessing GroupWise via iManager, the GroupWise Configuration Error - javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Received fatal alert: protocol_version error is returned.  

Resolution

Edit the /etc/opt/novell/tomcat/conf/novell-tomcat.conf and add this line:

CATALINA_OPTS=' -Dorg.apache.jasper.compiler.Parser.STRICT_QUOTE_ESCAPING=false -Dorg.apache.catalina.STRICT_SERVLET_COMPLIANCE=false -Dorg.apache.jasper.compiler.Parser.STRICT_WHITESPACE=false -Dorg.apache.tomcat.util.http.ServerCookie.FWD_SLASH_IS_SEPARATOR=false -Djdk.tls.ephemeralDHKeySize=2048 -Dhttps.protocols=TLSv1.2'

Cause

With GroupWise 18.2, TLS 1.2 has been implemented by default.  Some applications are still defaulting to earlier versions.

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