Eclipse/Subversive: DH keypair issues

I recently had the issue that one of the SVN servers that I regularly use refused to connect anymore. In the command line, everything wored as intended, but using Subversive within Eclipse did not work. I got a popup window, containing the following information:

java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not generate DH keypair

The problem was, that the SVN server no longer accepted the standard Diffie-Hellman algorithm for SSL connections, as it is supposedly insecure.

The solution is to disable the standard Diffie-Hellman algorithm. To do so a single line needs to be added to the configuration file (for my Oracle Java installation it is found at /opt/Oracle_Java/jdk1.8.0_121/jre/lib/security/) – I just added the following line at the end of the file:


Make sure that your Eclipse installation is using the right Java installation though. This can be configured in the eclipse.ini (my one has the vm set explicitly):


Hope this helps someone! 😉