Cannot use Confluence XML-RPC API with https

Hi All

I am using confluence 5.10. We use XML-RPC API to connect to Confluence (from 3rd party tools) and take site exports.

Now, this process works as long as we make http calls and base URL on confluence is http.

But the moment we switch over to https, the site export falls apart and gives error message - Failed to log in to Confluence.

We have confirmed it is not an issue with SSL certificates. 

Here is the error we receive

 

 

BUILD FAILED

/home/jenkins/jobs/XXX-XXXX/workspace/cdbtool/build.xml:20: Failed to login to Confluence

        at com.xxxxx.confluenceexporter.ConfluenceExportTask.login(ConfluenceExportTask.java:118)

        at com.xxxxx.confluenceexporter.ConfluenceExportTask.execute(ConfluenceExportTask.java:59)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.UnknownElement.execute(UnknownElement.java:292)

        at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor4.invoke(Unknown Source)

        at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)

        at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.dispatch.DispatchUtils.execute(DispatchUtils.java:106)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.Task.perform(Task.java:348)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.Target.execute(Target.java:435)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.Target.performTasks(Target.java:456)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.Project.executeSortedTargets(Project.java:1393)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.Project.executeTarget(Project.java:1364)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.helper.DefaultExecutor.executeTargets(DefaultExecutor.java:41)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.Project.executeTargets(Project.java:1248)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.Main.runBuild(Main.java:851)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.Main.startAnt(Main.java:235)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.launch.Launcher.run(Launcher.java:280)

        at org.apache.tools.ant.launch.Launcher.main(Launcher.java:109)

Caused by: org.apache.xmlrpc.XmlRpcException: Failed to read server's response: Remote host closed connection during handshake

        at org.apache.xmlrpc.client.XmlRpcStreamTransport.sendRequest(XmlRpcStreamTransport.java:161)

        at org.apache.xmlrpc.client.XmlRpcHttpTransport.sendRequest(XmlRpcHttpTransport.java:143)

        at org.apache.xmlrpc.client.XmlRpcSunHttpTransport.sendRequest(XmlRpcSunHttpTransport.java:69)

        at org.apache.xmlrpc.client.XmlRpcClientWorker.execute(XmlRpcClientWorker.java:56)

        at org.apache.xmlrpc.client.XmlRpcClient.execute(XmlRpcClient.java:167)

        at org.apache.xmlrpc.client.XmlRpcClient.execute(XmlRpcClient.java:158)

        at org.apache.xmlrpc.client.XmlRpcClient.execute(XmlRpcClient.java:147)

        at com.xxxxx.confluenceexporter.ConfluenceExportTask.login(ConfluenceExportTask.java:116)

        ... 17 more

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How did you get the connection certificate info from the server and how did you add it to Jenkins? 

The error "Failed to read server's response: Remote host closed connection during handshake" suggests Jenkins is not passing any ssl information to Confluence while trying to log in.

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