curl and https

I once set up an ActiveMQ client server, with SSL  which shared certificates

When testing web services I use curl over http, no SSL

So I am not quite sure of the context of which curl is using https

Below is an example

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d @input3.txt http://localhost:????/mule/getBalance

So I have 2 questions

1>  Which port does https go through, probably not 8081

2>  How is it actually SSL, there are no trust stores, etc

Thanks for clearing up my confusion
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SSL is over port 443
You can use a self signed cert, curl will automatically follow it through

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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
The default port for SSL/TLS is 443.  If your destination uses another port, you can too.  cURL has it's own 'trust store'.  If you download the current version of cURL, you will get the current store with it.

Oops! looks like I was wrong.  This page shows where to get a 'ca-bundle' from Mozilla / Firefox:
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