.NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

This chapter provides tutorial notes and example codes on writing .NET programs communicating with HTTPS servers. Topics include using .NET Framework 4.0 System.Net.Request class to connect to HTTPS servers; testing how .NET programs uses root CA certificates from the trusted certificate store; catching .NET execution exceptions to report server certificate validation errors.

System.Net.Request Class for HTTPS

Test with CA Certificate Disabled

Test with Second CA Certificate Disabled

.NET Program Failed with CA Certificates Deleted

.NET Reporting Certificate Validation Failed

Conclusions:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer) 10

 Using HTTPS with Chrome 40

 Using HTTPS with Firefox 35

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Certificate Stores and Certificate Console

.NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 CAcert.org - Root CA Offering Free Certificates

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word 2007

 Digital Signature - OpenOffice.org 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version