What is SSL Handshake Error?

An SSL handshake is a process that begins when your browser sends a secure connection request to a web server. SSL Handshake Error is a message you receive when the SSL handshake process fails.

This SSL handshake failures be caused due to a number of reasons

  • The SSL/TLS protocol being requested by Web browser is not supported by the server
  • The cipher suite (security algorithm) being requested by Web browser is not supported by the server
  • The hostname in the URL doesn’t match what’s on the security certificate
  • The certificate chain is invalid or incomplete
  • The certificate has expired and or is no longer valid
  • The client or server cannot communicate with the server name identification (SNI) servers

How to Fix the SSL/TLS Handshake Failed Error?