Stuck with No SSL/library support: Web Agent installation error? We can help you.
Often our customers report that they receive “no ssl/library support” error while trying to install a Web agent.
Here at Bobcares, we get requests from our customers to handle similar errors as a part of our Server Management Services.
Today let’s see how our Support Engineers fix this error for our customers.
How the ‘No SSL/library support’ error looks like and what causes it
Before going into the steps for fixing this error we will see the cause for No SSL/library support: Web Agent installation error
An error similar to one of the following is seen while installing the Web agent depending on the operating system:
On Unix, Linux, and Solaris systems:
init_ssl(): libssl.so is not available init_ssl(): libcrypto.so is not available
On Microsoft Windows systems:
init_ssl(): ssleay64.dll is not available (error: 126) init_ssl(): libeay64.dll is not available (error: 126) init_ssl(): ssleay32.dll is not available (error: 126) init_ssl(): libeay32.dll is not available (error: 126)
The corresponding install log shows the following error:
2021-04-08 11:27:09 am_agent_login(): error -26 (no ssl/library support) connecting to https://host1.example.com:8443/openam (https://host1.example.com:8443/openam)
This error occurs when the Web agent cannot load the SSL libraries.
Following are some of the reasons for this:
1. When we try to install a 32-bit version of the agent on a 64-bit system. The 32-bit version of the agent admin tool cannot open the 64 bit SSL libraries.
2. When the SSL libraries are not installed.
If the operating system does not include native OpenSSL packages, we must install OpenSSL.
Steps to fix ‘No SSL/library support’ error
Firstly, we need to ensure installing the appropriate version of the agent. If we have a 64-bit operating system, we must install the 64-bit agent.
Also, we need to ensure either the operating system provides native OpenSSL packages or OpenSSL is installed.
If we are using OpenSSL, we can check that the OpenSSL libraries are in the correct location as follows and add them if they are missing:
On Linux systems:
1. Check that the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable is set.
$ echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH
2. Check that the OpenSSL libraries (libcrypto.so and libssl.so) are available in the path specified in this environment variable (LD_LIBRARY_PATH).
On Unix and Solaris systems:
1. Check that either the LD_LIBRARY_PATH or LD_LIBRARY_PATH_64 environment variable is set.
$ echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH $ echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH_64
2. Check that the OpenSSL libraries (libcrypto.so and libssl.so) are available in the path specified in the relevant environment variable.
On Microsoft Windows systems:
We need to check that the OpenSSL libraries are in the correct location as follows:
32 bit systems – libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll files are in the \windows\syswow64 directory.
64 bit systems – libeay64.dll and ssleay64.dll files are in the \windows\system32 directory.
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