Why can't my Java app make an SSL handshake?
This error indicates that there is a problem with the prime size in the SSL handshake. The maximum acceptable size for Java 7 is 1024 bits, but primes of length 2048 bits are common. The problem is most likely due to a change on the side of the service you are calling.
These are some possible solutions:
- Upgrade to JDK 8.
- Use an alternative JCE implementation such as BouncyCastle.