Applications Manager connection error after installing or upgrading to Java 1.8.0_201

Document ID : KB000124912
Last Modified Date : 28/01/2019
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Issue:
After installing Java 8 update 201 (1.8.0_201) on any combination of the Master, Remote Agent, and/or Java Client PC results in a connection error.

Depending on the component combination where Java 8 update 201 was installed, one of the below errors may be seen from the Agent/Master logs or from the Java Web Client.

javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: Received fatal alert: handshake_failure
or
javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: no cipher suites in common
 
Cause:
Configuration change in Java not supported with current Applications Manager releases.
Resolution:
No solution available at the moment.

There are two workarounds for this issue:

Downgrade the Java version to below Java 8 update 201
or
Edit the java.security file(s) on the Master, Remote Agent, and/or Client PC and change the variable remove the "anon" and "NULL" parameter values from the variable jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms. An example is below:

jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithms=SSLv3, RC4, DES, MD5withRSA, DH keySize < 1024, \
EC keySize < 224, 3DES_EDE_CBC, anon, NULL