Today, my Magento Downloader won't work. It worked for installing extensions previously, but today I get: error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure. It seems the issue is on Magento Connect, but I don't see other reports of the issue.

Magento 1.9.1

• Is your server still running sslv3? Do you have access to your own web server config? If so you can try disabling sslv3 and switching to tlsv1. – seanbreeden Feb 19 '15 at 23:09
• I have the same problem ! With my magento 1.9.1 It was working before and I changed nothing on the server. – user22640 Feb 20 '15 at 0:15
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• This does not really answer the question. If you have a different question, you can ask it by clicking Ask Question. You can also add a bounty to draw more attention to this question once you have enough reputation. – Rajeev K Tomy Feb 20 '15 at 0:45
• These comments may not be "answers", but they do point to a wider problem than just me. My dev setup worked just fine prior to yesterday, and then I was receiving this error. I will look at my server setup, per the suggestions, but that does not explain WHY it previously worked, then did not. – Craig Feb 20 '15 at 15:02

If you have received a version of the: error: 14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure! error while trying to install a Magento Connect extension, it's because Magento turned off SSLv# on Magento Connect, but curl is still trying to connect with SSLv3.

Here is a solution and a patch file I came up with a few days ago. I wrote a post about it on our blog and explaining how to patch it: https://www.dwdonline.com/blog/fix-magento-error14077410ssl-routinesssl23_get_server_hellosslv3-alert-handshake-failure.html

• Perfection! Following your blog. Hoping this fix makes its way into the next release. Thanks for responding. – Craig Feb 23 '15 at 15:11
• Glad it helped! It wouldn't let me post an answer earlier (had to get a higher reputation). – Philip Deatherage Feb 23 '15 at 19:29

I have the same problem, for a temporary solution: you can download the source files directly off of MagentoConnect using this tool:

http://freegento.com/ddl-magento-extension.php