Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

This chapter provides tutorial notes and example codes on writing Java programs communicating with HTTPS servers. Topics include using Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE); using openStream() method in the java.net.URL class; using default trusted CA KeyStore file 'cacerts'; using 'keytool' to manage KeyStore files; using system property: javax.net.ssl.trustStore to override KeyStore file.

Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE)

Using openStream() Method in java.net.URL Class

javax.net.ssl.trustStore System Property

Default Trusted KeyStore File - cacerts

PKIX Path Building Failed - No CA Certificate

Using openConnection() Method in java.net.URL Class

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Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

 Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox

 HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Windows Certificate Stores and Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Comodo Free Personal Certificate

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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