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Android volley error: "Trust anchor for certification path not found", only in real device, not emulator

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I’m having a problem in my Android app, in one of my fragments I use volley to do a network request:

JsonObjectRequest request = new JsonObjectRequest(
            Request.Method.POST,
            CustomNetworkManager.getInstance(this.getActivity().getApplicationContext()).getRequestUrl(url),
            requestData,
            new Response.Listener<JSONObject>() {
                @Override
                public void onResponse(JSONObject response) {
                    // process response
                    } catch (JSONException e) {
                        e.printStackTrace();
                    }
                }
            },
            new Response.ErrorListener() {
                @Override
                public void onErrorResponse(VolleyError error) {
                    Log.d("FeedFragment", "Volley error: " + error.toString());
                }
            });

On a real device I get the following error (running API23):

D/FeedFragment: Volley error: com.android.volley.NoConnectionError: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: java.security.cert.CertPathValidatorException: Trust anchor for certification path not found.

In an AVD running the same API version it is working fine. I checked other similar threads but couldn’t find an answer.

Thanks for your help.

edit: If anyone faces the same error, make sure you don’t have any problems with your certificates (http://developer.android.com/intl/pt-br/training/articles/security-ssl.html#CommonProblems)

How to&Answers:

try to add this function to your Application:

    /**
     * Enables https connections
     */
    @SuppressLint("TrulyRandom")
    public static void handleSSLHandshake() {
        try {
            TrustManager[] trustAllCerts = new TrustManager[]{new X509TrustManager() {
                public X509Certificate[] getAcceptedIssuers() {
                    return new X509Certificate[0];
                }

                @Override
                public void checkClientTrusted(X509Certificate[] certs, String authType) {
                }

                @Override
                public void checkServerTrusted(X509Certificate[] certs, String authType) {
                }
            }};

            SSLContext sc = SSLContext.getInstance("SSL");
            sc.init(null, trustAllCerts, new SecureRandom());
            HttpsURLConnection.setDefaultSSLSocketFactory(sc.getSocketFactory());
            HttpsURLConnection.setDefaultHostnameVerifier(new HostnameVerifier() {
                @Override
                public boolean verify(String arg0, SSLSession arg1) {
                    return true;
                }
            });
        } catch (Exception ignored) {
        }
    }

and then call it in your Application onCreate.

UPDATE:

This code is not relevant and shouldn’t be used! it is forbidden by
Google. for more information look here.

Answer:

Just in case one still uses Volley…

Follow the instructions here:

https://developer.android.com/training/articles/security-ssl#java

Download the certificate file (.crt), put it into your assets directory (next to your java and res directories), then change the following code:

InputStream caInput = new BufferedInputStream(new FileInputStream("load-der.crt"));

to use the file from assets:

InputStream caInput = new BufferedInputStream(getAssets().open("load-der.crt"));

Forget the part after

// Tell the URLConnection to use a SocketFactory from our SSLContext

and add one single line instead:

HttpsURLConnection.setDefaultSSLSocketFactory(context.getSocketFactory());

Run this code before any connections made.

That’s all.

Answer:

This solved my problem trying to run my android volley app on arc welder
only needs to be run once..at the initial splash activity