ssl3_get_client_hello:no shared cipher

Gary lists at
Fri Dec 14 05:05:59 UTC 2018

On the second attempt, is the connection on port 443? Have you set up HSTS? 

Mayhe you can pastebin your conf file, sanitizing as appropriate. 

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Subject: ssl3_get_client_hello:no shared cipher


We have been having this strange issue. For the first time when a user
attempts to login to the application the login fails and we come across this
error on the nginx log. The second time the user attemps , the login is
Again if the browser is closed and an attempt is made to log in, we find the
same error.

2018/12/13 15:35:11 [info] 4337#0: *102 SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL:
error:1408A0C1:SSL routines:ssl3_get_client_hello:no shared cipher) while
SSL handshaking, client: <IP>, server:

Please suggest possible reason and any fix for this.

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