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Issue with enabling SSL based socket Port via ExtensibleSocketConnectorAssertion-1.0.0 Modular Assertion on API Gateway


Article ID: 200440


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CA API Gateway API SECURITY CA API Gateway Precision API Monitoring Module for API Gateway (Layer 7) CA API Gateway Enterprise Service Manager (Layer 7) STARTER PACK-7 CA Microgateway


Issue: When add a socket port for inbound direction by setting SSL enabled configuration, the port is not coming in listening mode. While the same configuration is working on another environment.

Assertion: ExtensibleSocketConnectorAssertion-1.0.0



From the ssg log, there is "missing provider" error,

WARNING 50 com.l7tech.external.assertions.extensiblesocketconnectorassertion.server.SocketConnectorManager: Error starting connector: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: missing provider

Check the file, there is a line,


This property will replace the default java provider and the ExtensibleSocketConnector Assertion has problem to work with "Bouncy Castle" provider. 


Release : 9.4

Component : API GATEWAY


Comment out the line of in file and restart the gateway on all the nodes.