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Configure Liberty profile when IBM JDK is used

Configure Liberty profile to use default JSSE socket factories instead of SSL socket factories of WebSphere® Application Server when IBM® JDK is used.


Purpose

The purpose is to configure the IBM JDK SSL factories to be compatible with Liberty profile. This configuration is required only when IBM JDK is used. The configuration does not apply for use of Oracle JDK. By default, IBM JDK uses the SSL socket factories of WebSphere Application Server. These factories are not supported by Liberty profile.


Exception when WebSphere Application Server SSL socket factories are used

If we use the IBM JDK of WebSphere Application Server, this exception could occur because this JDK uses SSL socket factories that are not supported by the Liberty profile. In this case, follow the requirements documented in Troubleshooting tips.

java.net.SocketException: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Cannot find the specified class com.ibm.websphere.ssl.protocol.SSLSocketFactory at javax.net.ssl.DefaultSSLSocketFactory.a(SSLSocketFactory.java:11) at javax.net.ssl.DefaultSSLSocketFactory.createSocket(SSLSocketFactory.java:6) at com.ibm.net.ssl.www2.protocol.https.c.afterConnect(c.java:161) at com.ibm.net.ssl.www2.protocol.https.d.connect(d.java:36) at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getInputStream(HttpURLConnection.java:1184) at java.net.HttpURLConnection.getResponseCode(HttpURLConnection.java:390) at com.ibm.net.ssl.www2.protocol.https.b.getResponseCode(b.java:75) at com.ibm.ws.jmx.connector.client.rest.internal.RESTMBeanServerConnection.loadJMXServerInfo(RESTMBeanServerConnection.java:142) at com.ibm.ws.jmx.connector.client.rest.internal.RESTMBeanServerConnection.<init>(RESTMBeanServerConnection.java:114) at com.ibm.ws.jmx.connector.client.rest.internal.Connector.connect(Connector.java:315) at com.ibm.ws.jmx.connector.client.rest.internal.Connector.connect(Connector.java:103)

Parent topic: Configuring WebSphere Application Server to support applications in public app stores