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Pedpano Silva
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Joined: Apr 14, 2005
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Hello,

I was wondering if is there any way to use a specific cipher in SSL connections.
Because in the examples that I have read I have not seen any thing about that.
Ulf Dittmer
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SSL/TLS does support various ciphers (see here), but it's generally up to the two communicating implementations to negotiate which one to use.

Do you have a particular need to select the cipher?


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Pedpano Silva
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Joined: Apr 14, 2005
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I must do some analises in many ciphers suite, so that is why I need to choose a cipher suite.

I am testing in the basic way. I have configurated my tomcat to accept https connections. I was wondering if there any way to configure the tomcat to use a specific cipher suite.
Ulf Dittmer
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If it's at all possible -and I doubt that it is- then it would be a JRE setting, not a Tomcat setting.

Couldn't you test outside of SSL, by just using JSSE, or do you need HTTP to be involved?
Pedpano Silva
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You are right, makes more sense configure JRE than the tomcat...
I do need I HTTP involved.
 
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