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Search column error projected as Peer not aunthicated



Pega Search functionality in a multinode environment fails due to an exception.

Error Messages

Caught unhandled exception: peer not authenticated peer not authenticated
    at com.pega.apache.http.conn.ssl.AbstractVerifier.verify(
    at com.pega.apache.http.conn.ssl.SSLSocketFactory.connectSocket(
    at com.pega.apache.http.conn.ssl.SSLSocketFactory.connectSocket(
    at com.pega.apache.http.conn.scheme.SchemeSocketFactoryAdaptor.connectSocket(
    at com.pega.apache.http.impl.conn.DefaultClientConnectionOperator.openConnection(
    at com.pega.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultRequestDirector.tryConnect(
    at com.pega.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultRequestDirector.execute(
    at com.pega.apache.http.impl.client.AbstractHttpClient.execute(
    at com.pega.apache.http.impl.client.AbstractHttpClient.execute(

Steps to Reproduce

Configure Search URL over https and perform search such that PRPC node 1 requires to retrieve results from secondary PRPC node2 over https.

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is defect/misconfiguration in the operating environment.
to retieve search results over HTTPS, correct trust certificates must be installed in JDK's default cacerts TrustStore.


This issue is resolved by making the following change to the operating environment:
Install appropriate trust and root certificates in JDK's cacerts TrustStore. You can also specify another trustStore via JVM custom property.

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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