How to fix java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.ibm.websphere.ssl.protocol.SSLSocketFactory in eclipse

If you use IBM’s WebSphere plugin for eclipse you might have the problem that other plugins can’t establish an SSL connection anymore. The result is most times a ClassNotFoundException: com.ibm.websphere.ssl.protocol.SSLSocketFactory. This blog explains the reason behind the problem and gives a workaround to prevent that exception.
Problem description
When a component within eclipse (e.g. atlassian jira connector) tries to connect to […]

How to fix IBM Websphere ant task error: Unable to parse setupCmdLine: null\bin\setupCmdLine.bat

When trying to execute a wsadmin command using ant you might get the error
Unable to parse setupCmdLine: null\bin\setupCmdLine.bat  (The system cannot find the path specified)
This error is caused when you don’t provide the user.install.root system property or no wsadmin task profileName property.

In order to fix you can either add a user.install.root property and point it to your websphere profile directory (in default installations […]

How to fix IBM Websphere JNDI exception “cannot find the factory for this scheme: java”

Some time ago I stumbled on a weird exception when deploying an EAR on IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5. The EAR got successfully installed, but when the application server tried to start the WAR archive of my EAR I got this exception:

After searching the web for this exception I came to the conclusion that I have to […]