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Executing a scenario suite with a Scenario Service Provider (SSP) over HTTPS

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Question

How to configure the machines hosting the WebSphere Operational Decision Management modules with regard to HTTPS when executing scenario suites ? How to avoid the exception below while requesting from Decision Center the execution of a scenario suite on Scenario Service Provider (SSP) over HTTPS ? Exception caught while contacting RES ilog.rules.res.util.http.IlrConnectionException: IO error when contacting "/res/repositoryService" .... Caused by: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: com.ibm.jsse2.util.g: PKIX path building failed: java.security.cert.CertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target

Cause

When the execution of a scenario suite is requested from a client such as Decision Center, an HTTP/HTTPS request is made to the SSP, which in turn makes HTTP/HTTPS requests to the Rule Execution Server (RES) management console (to deploy and then undeploy a ruleapp for the duration of the scenario suite run).

Answer

The server hosting the SSP must be considered a client to RES, and Solution A or Solution B from Deploying a ruleapp to Rule Execution Server (RES) over HTTPS must be implemented for the SSP to successfully deploy and undeploy ruleapps to the RES server over HTTPS. For example, if Solution A is chosen, the RES server certificate should be added to the SSP JVM's trust store.

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018

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swg21599241