The is a common issue that Java developers may face when working with SSL/TLS connections. This exception is thrown when the certificate validation process fails, and it can occur due to various reasons, such as certificate mismatch, untrusted certificate chains, outdated certificates, and more.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most common causes of the and provide step-by-step instructions on how to fix the issue.

1. Verify the Certificate

The first step in fixing the is to verify the certificate. Make sure that the certificate presented by the server during the SSL/TLS connection matches the expected certificate. You can use tools such as OpenSSL or keytool to verify the certificate.

2. Import the Root Certificate into the Trust Store

If the certificate chain is untrusted, you’ll need to import the root certificate into the trust store. You can use the keytool utility to import the root certificate into the Java trust store.

3. Update the Certificate

If the certificate presented by the server has expired or been revoked, you’ll need to update it. You can either obtain a new certificate or renew the existing certificate.

4. Configure the SSL Context

In some cases, the can be caused by an incorrect configuration of the SSL context. Make sure that the SSL context is configured correctly, and that the right trust manager is set.

5. Debug the Exception

If you’re still encountering the after trying the above steps, it may be helpful to debug the exception. You can use tools such as the Java Debugger (jdb) or the Java Development Kit (JDK) debugger to get more information about the exception and help you troubleshoot the issue.


In conclusion, the can be a frustrating issue for Java developers. By following the steps outlined in this article, you’ll be better equipped to fix the issue and ensure that your Java applications are working correctly.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. prashanth

    who will resolve this issue if user getting this error. means which team is to be handled like this error

    1. admin

      Hi Prasanth,

      Thanks for visiting our website.
      If the production support team is capable of handling ssl certificate, they can fix it.
      The ownership lies with the development team.

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