using URLHttpsConnection

Posted on 2001-08-14
Last Modified: 2013-11-24

where can I find source codes to do SSL session for servlets  using URLHttpsConnection.

Presently I am using URLHttpConnection to access and return data in a servlet.

How can I get it SSL enabled.
Question by:TLTEO
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Grab JSSE from Sun it supports SSL:

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they don't have the examples really, on URLHttpsConnection.
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If your using JSSE then it's all transparent. You just specify the (https) url you require and use URLConnection the same as you would for standard http.

URL secure = new URL("");
URLConnection conn = secure.openConnection();

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yeap i know,, but I am using apache with tomcat, and I dont use mod_ssl.  I am trying to use jsse to create a SSL session.

Seems like the crucial part is the PrintWriter out PrintWriter out;
            out = res.getWriter();

How can I link
         PrintWriter out = new PrintWriter(
                      new BufferedWriter(
                      new OutputStreamWriter(

         SSLSocket socket =
          (SSLSocket)factory.createSocket(tunnel, host, port, true);


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Are you trying to write SSL?
Sorry I thought you were trying to read SSL.
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Author Comment

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it is tuff writing this using URLHttpsConnection.  But anyway, I am trying to install a self signed cert into the system and test it.  more problems to come . Cheers

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