Git clone fails with SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO

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The following errors are encountered when trying to clone a Stash repository from a client machine:

* error:14077438:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert internal error
* Closing connection 0
fatal: unable to access 'https://kidney:8443/stash/scm/proj/testone.git': error:14077438:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert internal error
Cloning into 'clone'...
fatal: unable to access 'https://kidney:8443/stash/scm/proj/clone.git': error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure


There is a reported bug in OpenSSL: The OpenSSL version installed on your client is v1.0+.



Option 1:

Edit the Tomcat configuration for Stash (as an attribute under the Connector element) to only allow stronger encryption by editing <Stash installation directory>/conf/server.xml and then restarting Stash:


Option 2:

This bug was introduced as of OpenSSL v1.0+. Please downgrade your OpenSSL/0.9.8k on the client trying to clone from Stash.

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Last modified on Mar 30, 2016

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