.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.


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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


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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 Outdated Tutorials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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