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From Jerry Malcolm <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] {Resolved] SSL Handshake Exception in call from Android
Date Sat, 03 Nov 2018 16:02:31 GMT
I admit to knowing just enough about ssl/tls config to be dangerous.... 
When I first implemented SSL a couple of years ago, I had cloned the 
sslprotocol and cipher lines from a another httpd I was managing at the 
time (but did not set no clue as to origin of the config).  It 
was working there, and it worked for me (at least with browsers).   It 
listed a bunch of cipher suites that I have no idea where they came 
from.  But obviously, it wasn't listing the one that Android was using.  
Trying not to have to get a PhD in ssl/tls, I gave up trying to figure 
out from android docs what cipher would make android happy.  I decided 
to wipe out what I was using and replace with the default config 
specified in httpd_ssl.conf:

SSLProxyCipherSuite HIGH:MEDIUM:!MD5:!RC4:!3DES
SSLHonorCipherOrder on
SSLProtocol all -SSLv3
SSLProxyProtocol all -SSLv3
SSLPassPhraseDialog  builtin
SSLSessionCache        "shmcb:c:/wamp/logs/ssl_scache(512000)"
SSLSessionCacheTimeout  300

This config worked.  Apparently in lieu of specifying individual 
ciphers, this says just use 'any high or medium cipher'.  Good enough 
for me if both android and httpd are happy.

On to the next problem....

Thanks as always for the help.


On 11/2/2018 7:10 PM, Jerry Malcolm wrote:
> Hi Jeffrey,  Thanks for the quick response.
> I set the LogLevel to debug.  I'm getting a ton of debug info 
> everywhere.  However, the https requests from my app are not even 
> showing up in any logs.... not even the virtual host access or error 
> logs or the apache system logs.  Nada... nothing.  As if the calls 
> were never made.  Just to make sure there wasn't something else wrong, 
> I changed https:// to http:// in my app, and everything works, 
> including a ton of debug info in all of the logs.  But as soon as I 
> use https, it looks like the requests aren't even making it into 
> httpd.  But again.... the whole site works fine in https when using a 
> browser.
> Any ideas?  Am I not looking at the right place for the logs?
> Jerry
> On 11/2/2018 4:55 PM, Jeff Cauhape wrote:
>> Jerry,
>> Have you set LogLevel  to "debug" in httpd.conf and then check the 
>> sever error logs?
>> Could be helpful to see what the server is objecting to.
>> Jeffrey Cauhape – IT Professional III – Linux and Solaris Administrator
>> Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
>> (775) 684-3804 (office)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jerry Malcolm []
>> Sent: Friday, November 2, 2018 1:59 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: [users@httpd] SSL Handshake Exception in call from Android
>> I am writing an Android app that needs to make calls to my httpd 
>> server (Apache 2.4.33).  I am getting the following exception in my 
>> Android app:
>> Exception:
>> SSL handshake aborted:
>> ssl=0x809adc78: Failure in SSL library, usually a protocol error
>>       error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert 
>> handshake failure (external/openssl/ssl/s23_clnt.c:744
>> 0x725e0cfc:0x00000000)
>> The same Android app calls Google Maps https with no problem and also 
>> calls another server with https that I do not own with no problem.  
>> So I'm assuming I have something wrong in my httpd config.  But I 
>> need some help figuring it out.
>> The same web site responds just fine to https calls from browsers.  
>> It just doesn't work when called from my Android app. It also works 
>> fine if I use http instead of https.  But I need https.
>> Suggestions as to what might be wrong?
>> Thx.
>> Jerry
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