SSL Exception: Handshake Failure

We are having issues sending outbound “receipt acknowledgements” and PIP’s . Customer is able to send us inbound PIP’s successfully.

While sending them the RA’s and PIP’s we get the following error message

“ Peer sent alert: Alert Fatal: handshake failure [ESIPRT.000020.000023]”

Have any one experienced this before?, do we have to change any setting???


Hi Ganesh,

Have you resolve this problem?

I have got the same error.

Appreciate your help.


If your IS log contains the line:

2010-12-14 12:59:44 EST [ISS.0025.0050W] The JCE Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy File was not found. Please install it.

You may need to install the unlimited strength files from Java download page, as your certs may be using keys whose length exceeds the default JRE length. I had this issue, which I only found after enabling SSL logging as per Mark Carlson’s post, and got an InvalidKeyLengthException.