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2287241 - Lumira desktop - Error 'Unable to connect to server: GSS initiate failed’ when attempting to connect using JDBC driver

Symptom

Results in connectivity errors while using JDBC drivers, e.g. Simba Hive driver throws error ‘Unable to connect to server: GSS initiate failed’

Environment

SAP Lumira Desktop X.X

Resolution

The Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) policy files bundled with JRE in SAP Lumira Desktop have restrictions which do not allow unlimited strength encryption. If strong encryption is permitted in the deployment under consideration then ‘Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files’ should be used in JRE.

The JCE policy files used for Lumira Desktop installation is usually located in path ‘C:\Program Files\SAP Lumira\Desktop\jre\lib\security’ on Windows

Keywords

Unable to connect to server: GSS initiate failed’ JVM encryption , KBA , BI-LUM-DIS , Lumira Desktop/Discovery , How To

Product

SAP BusinessObjects Lumira, desktop edition all versions ; SAP Lumira, desktop edition all versions