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From Michael Cizmar <>
Subject Re: CSWS Connector : ServiceConstructionException: Failed to create service
Date Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:31:40 GMT
If you want to test the url and the ssl, I would recommend attempting using SSLPoke to confirm
that they keystore is setup properly:


From: Karl Wright <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:21 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: CSWS Connector : ServiceConstructionException: Failed to create service

Hmm, others have succeeded setting up SSL connections with the current code.  Hoping they
chime in here.


On Tue, Jan 14, 2020, 8:19 AM Jörn Franke <<>>
It seems that it has indeed a certificate issue as it cannot find a valid certification path
to the target. The thing is: I added those certificates in the UI should it should not happen.

Am 10.01.2020 um 20:51 schrieb Jörn Franke <<>>:
2.15 ...
I will try on the weekend to see if I can get some logs out of it.

Am 10.01.2020 um 19:02 schrieb Karl Wright <<>>:
Can I ask what version of MCF you are using?  There were issues with SSL in the first release
of the csws connector if I recall correctly, that were fixed for the second release.


On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 11:42 AM Jörn Franke <<>>
I added root, intermediate and server certificate (in base64 cer, it seems to be recognized
by manifoldcf), but I still get the same message. I will try to get somehow the full stacktrace

Am 10.01.2020 um 17:21 schrieb Karl Wright <<>>:
If you are using SSL you need to have the proper certificate saved in the connection's keystore.

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 11:20 AM Jörn Franke <<>>
It is actually a server using configuration of the command - driven multi-process model (but
the agents executed as a service and the war on a tomcat executed as a service) under Linux.

I thought as well that it cannot reach the webservices, the question is why. On the same server
I can reach the webservices and fetch the WSDL without issues.
Maybe sth related to ssl ?

Am 10.01.2020 um 14:59 schrieb Karl Wright <<>>:
How are you running manifoldcf?  Single process example, or a custom setup of some kind?

This exception is a "catch all" exception generated far below anything in ManifoldCF, but
usually means it cannot download the WSDLs from the service.  Getting the full exception dumped
in the log requires a "hack" to the check() method of the connector, but I'm pretty sure that's
what's happening anyway.


On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 8:50 AM Jörn Franke <<>>

I tried to use the CSWS connector, but already for the Authority connection I receive a org.apache.cxf.service.factory.ServiceConstructionException:
Failed to create service.

Unfortunately I don’t see more details , also not in the log (debug is activated). I try
to get a little bit more output by modifying the connector, but maybe someone has already
an idea why this can happen?

Are there some special instructions to use it? The pointers to the webservices are correct,
I tested via Curl and SOAPUI.

Thank you.
Best regards
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