.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
- .NET Framework 4.0 has built-in support for HTTPS communication.
- The System.Net.Request class can be used to connect both HTTP and HTTPS servers.
- .NET verifies HTTPS server certificates by default.
- .NET uses the trusted certificate store maintained by the Windows system to get
root CA certificates.
- .NET ignores "Disabled" settings on root CA certificates.
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
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