Can't download/upload to a https secured maven repository with 1.1, it runs fine with 1.0-rc3

getting https issues when migrating from 1.0-rc3 to 1.1, full stacktrace can be found here, the project i’m working on is

So absolutely nothing else has changed in the build environment, except for the Gradle version? (No change in JVM, for example?)

The stack trace you provided is for publishing to a Maven repository, which uses the Maven Ant task under the hood. Does it also fail for dependency resolution (download) as well. Can you provide a stack trace?

It’s quite strange that this has broken in 1.1. The only intentional change to Maven publication is that Gradle now honours the Maven settings located in $M2_HOME/conf/settings.xml.