Weird behaviour using ssl connection (OpenSSL::SSL::SSLError)

Hi guys

when I execute the piece of code bellow on RoR console it works fine:

url = URI.parse("")
request =
http =, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE
request.body = "{\"apikey\": \"myapikey\"}"

response = http.start {|http| http.request(request) }

But when I try to use it on my RoR app I get the following error:

OpenSSL::SSL::SSLError (SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=unknown
state: sslv3 alert handshake failure)

Someone know what could be happening?

Thank you all in advance!

Best regards


I mean, when I execute the code bellow from web browser..
I'm using apache+phusionpassenger

Please, anyone has any idea? I couldn't find anything to help yet!!

Thank you all in advance!

Paulo Castro wrote in post #1119935:

I mean, when I execute the code bellow from web browser..

How are you executing it from a browser?


First make sure your OpenSSL is working fine, then make sure you've
the SSL headers installed and recompile Ruby. Also, see if the
simplest form of connection works:

require "net/https"

Hi Jordon,

thank you very much for your response!

I'm assuming that my OpenSSL is working fine and my Ruby is already
compiled with SSL headers, since when I execute using Rails console it
works fine.

Your code doesn't work because this endpoint don't allow http
connection, only https.
If I include the .use_ssl = true in your code, I get the same problem.

When I run this app using WEBrick it also works fine.

This problem only happens on Apache+PhusionPassenger...

Best regards


Jordon Bedwell wrote in post #1120092: