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Why do I get an error message 'java.secu​rity.Provi​derExcepti​on: Error parsing configuration' in the Command Window when starting MATLAB?

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On MATLAB startup I get the Exeception: 
Exception in thread "Timeout guard" java.security.ProviderException: Error parsing configuration
at sun.security.pkcs11.Config.getConfig(Config.java:88)
at sun.security.pkcs11.SunPKCS11.<init>(SunPKCS11.java:128)
at sun.security.pkcs11.SunPKCS11.<init>(SunPKCS11.java:103)
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.java:57)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.java:45)
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:526)
at sun.security.jca.ProviderConfig$2.run(ProviderConfig.java:224)
at sun.security.jca.ProviderConfig$2.run(ProviderConfig.java:206)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at sun.security.jca.ProviderConfig.doLoadProvider(ProviderConfig.java:206)
at sun.security.jca.ProviderConfig.getProvider(ProviderConfig.java:187)
at sun.security.jca.ProviderList.getProvider(ProviderList.java:233)
at sun.security.jca.ProviderList$ServiceList.tryGet(ProviderList.java:434)
at sun.security.jca.ProviderList$ServiceList.access$200(ProviderList.java:376)
at sun.security.jca.ProviderList$ServiceList$1.hasNext(ProviderList.java:486)
at sun.security.jca.GetInstance.getInstance(GetInstance.java:170)
at <http://javax.net/ javax.net>.ssl.SSLContext.getInstance(SSLContext.java:156)
at <http://javax.net/ javax.net>.ssl.SSLContext.getDefault(SSLContext.java:97)
at <http://javax.net/ javax.net>.ssl.SSLSocketFactory.getDefault(SSLSocketFactory.java:121)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.protocol.SSLProtocolSocketFactory.createSocket(SSLProtocolSocketFactory.java:82)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.protocol.ControllerThreadSocketFactory$1.doit(ControllerThreadSocketFactory.java:91)
at org.apache.commons.httpclient.protocol.ControllerThreadSocketFactory$SocketTask.run(ControllerThreadSocketFactory.java:158)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Caused by: sun.security.pkcs11.ConfigurationException: Invalid value for handleStartupErrors: Token[ignoreMultipleInitialisation], line 4
at sun.security.pkcs11.Config.excToken(Config.java:375)
at sun.security.pkcs11.Config.parseHandleStartupErrors(Config.java:994)
at sun.security.pkcs11.Config.parse(Config.java:412)
at sun.security.pkcs11.Config.<init>(Config.java:220)
at sun.security.pkcs11.Config.getConfig(Config.java:84)
... 23 more
How do I fix this issue? 

Accepted Answer

MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 26 Dec 2017
This is most likely an issue with using OpenJDK with MATLAB. Due to incompatibilities with MATLAB, we would recommend using the JRE that comes included with MATLAB. 
Try removing any MATLAB_JAVA environment variable pointing to the OpenJDK directory or use Oracle's Java instead. 

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