I am having trouble connecting to ms sql server 2008 from geoserver. my ports seem to be fine.

error message:

Error creating data store, check the parameters. Error message: Unable to obtain connection: Cannot create PoolableConnectionFactory (The driver could not establish a secure connection to SQL Server by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.

  • Does your SQL Server support SSL encrypted connections?
    – til_b
    Nov 21, 2014 at 8:03

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This issue has been discussed on the GeoServer mailing list here: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.geoserver.user/44081

Basically this comes from a (faulty) security update from Microsoft that has been updated, see this link from MS: https://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2992611

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