qdrouter cannot load SSL certificate files

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  • The SSL connection between AMQ Interconnect and AMQ Broker is not established and the following error is reported:

    SERVER (error) SSL CA configuration failed for connection [C43674] to xxxx
    SERVER (error) SSL local certificate configuration failed for connection [C43674] to xxxx
    SERVER (error) [C43674] Connection aborted due to internal setup error
    SERVER (info) [C43674] Connection to xxxx failed: amqp:connection:framing-error Expected AMQP protocol header: no protocol header found (connection aborted)
  • The cerificate is valid and the connection works fine if SSL is not involved.


  • Red Hat AMQ Interconnect 1.8.0
  • SSL configured as in the following example

    sslProfile {
        name: router-ssl
        certFile: /opt/eesb/interconnect/etc/interconnect_truststore.pem
        caCertFile: /opt/eesb/interconnect/etc/interconnect_ca.pem
        privateKeyFile: /opt/eesb/interconnect/etc/interconnect_keystore.pem
        password: pass:Pa$sw0rd
  • Interconnect is started as a service using the qdrouter user configured as

    qdrouterd:x:989:987:Owner of Qdrouterd Daemons:/var/lib/qdrouterd:/sbin/nologin
  • SSL connection works fine if AMQ Interconnect is run using a different user with the below command:

    $/usr/sbin/qdrouterd -c /etc/qpid-dispatch/qdrouterd.conf -d

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