Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 Release Notes


This section describes known issues and associated solutions related to Application Server and web application security and certificates.

SSL termination is not working (6269102)


SSL termination is not working; when Load Balancer (Hardware) is configured for SSL termination, the Application Server changes the protocol from https to http during redirection.


Add a software load balancer between the hardware load balancer and the Application Server.

Socket connection leak with SSL (6492477)


Because of a JVM bug, there is a leak issue with some JDK versions when security-enabled is set to true on an HTTP listener. Specifically, the steps to reproduce this bug are as follows:

  1. Set security-enabled to true on the HTTP listener:

    <http-listener acceptor-threads="1" address="" 
    blocking-enabled="false" default-virtual-server="server" enabled="true" 
    family="inet" id=" http-listener-1" port="8080" security-enabled="true" 
    server-name="" xpowered-by="true">
  2. Comment out stopping domain at the end of quicklook tests.

  3. Run quicklook tests.

  4. Check socket usage:

    netstat -an | grep 8080

    The following are shown to be in use:

    *.8080               *.*                0      0 49152      0 LISTEN
    *.8080               *.*                0      0 49152      0 BOUND

This issue is tracked on the Glassfish site at


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