The error was: com.ibm.websphere.ssl.SSLException: Cannot get security object from WCCM
Security.xml appeared to have been corrupted. The security.xml file was blank.
To resolve this, I had to copy a security.xml file from another server, and then edit it to
- replace the original server name with the name of my corrupted server
- change it to disable security altogether as instructed here.
- NOTE: I had to use the 2nd method mentioned, since my Dmgr was stopped.
In case something should happen to GeekFlare, I am copying it below. Please attribute all credit to Chandan for this!