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HTTPS and Java

Matthew Mellott

Joined: Nov 29, 2010
Posts: 14
So I've been trying to post to this url. Every diffrent way I try it I get the same errors:

I have no idea what these errors mean, let alone how to fix them. Here's my code:

I've used the SSLSocket class before without getting this error. I also tried implementing the above code using an SSLSocket and got identical errors to the ones above.
Thanks for the help!
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42958
You're in luck: that's a FAQ - the SecurityFaq answers it.
Unnar Björnsson
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Joined: Apr 30, 2005
Posts: 164
I've never done any http work with java but it seems to me that the site you are requesting https connection is missing or has expired SSL certificate. If you request webpage through https that has no SSL via browser the browser emits a warning. You can add an exception to that site if you want to, similarly (assuming that my first assumption about this exception is correct) you should be able to ignore this exception by putting the corresponding code in a try-catch block.
I agree. Here's the link:
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