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NGINX errors. SSL routines tlsv1 alert protocol version. SSL alert number 70

| 14:03:26 07.06.2022

Found Gateway 502 error on an AlmaLinux 8 server with nginx+apache. Logs were full of lines of the following kind:

[error] 1387293#0: *28 SSL_do_handshake() failed (SSL: error:0A00042E:SSL routines::tlsv1 alert protocol version:SSL alert number 70) while SSL handshaking to upstream, client:, server:, request: "GET / HTTP/2.0", upstream: "", host: ""

Possible solution

Fix for Directadmin servers

  • update file: /etc/nginx/nginx-defaults.conf

Servers without DirectAdmin might have other files which you can update.

Anyway you need to add the following lines in Nginx configuration:

proxy_ssl_protocols TLSv1.2 TLSv1.3;
proxy_ssl_ciphers DEFAULT;

and restart the webserver.

I hope it helps.
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