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Error "Uncaught exception RuntimeException ... PKIX path building failed" Logging In with Tabcmd


Published: 04 Sep 2015
Last Modified Date: 28 Jul 2016

Issue

When logging in to Tableau Server using tabcmd, the following error might occur:

Uncaught exception RuntimeException: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target 

Environment

  • Tableau Server 9.0.4, 9.0.5

Resolution

Option 1: 

Upgrade to Tableau Server 9.0.6 or a newer version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Server.

Option 2:

Use the --no-certcheck option when logging in. For more information, see tabcmd Commands.
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