000029708 - Error: "Secure Connection Failed" from later versions of Firefox and Chrome web browsers in RSA Authentication Manager 8.1

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support on Jul 30, 2019
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Article Number000029708
Applies ToRSA Product Set: SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type: Authentication Manager
RSA Version/Condition: 8.1
IssueCannot connect to RSA Authentication Manager using the Security Console, Operations Console, or Self-Service Console with Firefox after updating to Firefox 36.  The following message displays:
 
Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to am81p.vmware.local:7004. SSL peer rejected a handshake message for unacceptable content. (Error code: ssl_error_illegal_parameter_alert)     The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.     Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
CauseTraffic of type SSLv3 has been seen when using Firefox 36, where TLS1.2 would be expected.  

Firefox 36 and Chrome made changes to required ciphers and connection methods, and Authentication Manager will not accept requests from this version, as of March 2015.

A change for Authentication Manager to be compatible with this version of Firefox and Chrome is included in Authentication Manager 8.1 SP1 patch 2 and later.
ResolutionThis issue is resolved in RSA Authentication Manager 8.1 SP1 patch 2 and later.
NotesIf there are Web Tier(s) installed prior to installing SP1 patch 2, uninstall/reinstall the web-tier(s) after applying SP1 patch 2 using the updated web-tier install kit. 

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