user3099837 user3099837 - 6 months ago 53
iOS Question

CFNetwork SSLHandshake failed iOS 9

has anyone with the iOS 9 beta 1 had this issue?

I use standard NSURLConnection to connect to a webservice and as soon as a call is made to the webservice i get the below error. This is currently working in iOS 8.3

Possible beta bug? any ideas or thoughts would be great ! I know its very early in iOS 9 development

Here is the full error:


CFNetwork SSLHandshake failed (-9824)
NSURLSession/NSURLConnection HTTP load failed (kCFStreamErrorDomainSSL, -9824)


NSURLRequest * urlRequest = [NSURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"https://mywebserviceurl"]];
NSURLResponse * response = nil;
NSError * error = nil;
NSData * data = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:urlRequest
returningResponse:&response
error:&error];

Answer

iOS 9 and OSX 10.11 require TLSv1.2 SSL for all hosts you plan to request data from unless you specify exception domains in your app's Info.plist file.

The syntax for the Info.plist configuration looks like this:

<key>NSAppTransportSecurity</key>
<dict>
  <key>NSExceptionDomains</key>
  <dict>
    <key>yourserver.com</key>
    <dict>
      <!--Include to allow subdomains-->
      <key>NSIncludesSubdomains</key>
      <true/>
      <!--Include to allow insecure HTTP requests-->
      <key>NSExceptionAllowsInsecureHTTPLoads</key>
      <true/>
      <!--Include to specify minimum TLS version-->
      <key>NSExceptionMinimumTLSVersion</key>
      <string>TLSv1.1</string>
    </dict>
  </dict>
</dict>

If your application (a third-party web browser, for instance) needs to connect to arbitrary hosts, you can configure it like this:

<key>NSAppTransportSecurity</key>
<dict>
    <!--Connect to anything (this is probably BAD)-->
    <key>NSAllowsArbitraryLoads</key>
    <true/>
</dict>

If you're having to do this, it's probably best to update your servers to use TLSv1.2 and SSL, if they're not already doing so. This should be considered a temporary workaround.

As of today, the prerelease documentation makes no mention of any of these configuration options in any specific way. Once it does, I'll update the answer to link to the relevant documentation.

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