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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Accessing client information with a 2-way SSL connection
Date Sat, 13 Feb 2010 17:24:22 GMT
Asankha C. Perera wrote:
> Hi all
> I would like to access the client certificate CN when a 2-way SSL
> connection is being used. The SSLIOSessionHandler allows me to verify a
> client hostname and the SSL connection established before the request is
> processed. If we further pass the IOSession to this method from the
> SSLIOSession invoking the verify() method, it would be possible to set
> values of interest on the context for subsequent processing. Will it be
> ok to pass this to an overloaded verify method - on the 4.1-alpha1 codebase?
> thanks
> asankha

Hi Asankha,

I do not think we can add an overloaded method to an existing interface 
without breaking API compatibility. We, however, could add a completely 
new interface and deprecate the old one.


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