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URLConnection and HTTPS and JSSE and OpenSSL

achana chan
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Joined: Jul 29, 2002
Posts: 277
Hi Dirk, I don't know where this message belongs...
Environment : Tomcat4 + Apache2 + j2sdk1.4
I use java http-tunneling over RMI, and throughout the coding process, I made sure I used URLConnection rather than HttpURLConnection because I knew we will have to go through Apache+mod_ssl to talk to OpenSSL when going back to the client browsers.
I switched on tcpdump to test the final product.
Normal http messages going back are encrypted.
Data coming back from Tomcat and going through https (ie port 443) are not *well* encrypted - some fields are in plain text.
As I understand it, j2sdk1.4 comes with JSSE and it can handle https and encryption.
Obviously, I have either misunderstood or I have done something wrong if I can see plain text.
Some explanation and guidance would be good...


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Dirk Schreckmann
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Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
I'm moving this to The Sockets and Internet Protocols Forum...
[ August 15, 2003: Message edited by: Dirk Schreckmann ]

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