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From "Oleg Kalnichevski (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HTTPCLIENT-789) Support for passing an SSLContext to the SSLSocketFactory of HttpClient
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:56:12 GMT

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Oleg Kalnichevski commented on HTTPCLIENT-789:
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Given it is a Java 6 specific feature, the stock version of HttpClient cannot use it (due
to Java 5 compatibility requirement). There is nothing, though, that prevents you from using
a custom socket factory that makes use of this feature, if Java 6 is the lowest platform version
supported by your application.

As of version 4.3 one will also be able to provide a custom set of socket factories for individual
requests through a local execution context.

Oleg 
                
> Support for passing an SSLContext to the SSLSocketFactory of HttpClient
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-789
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-789
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: HttpClient
>    Affects Versions: Snapshot
>            Reporter: Bruno Harbulot
>             Fix For: 4.0 Beta 1
>
>         Attachments: sslcontext-682001.patch
>
>
> Would it be possible to use an existing instance of SSLContext to initialise an SSLSocketFactory?
This would allow using SSLContexts configured with more options, such as CRLs.
> (This follows the thread of the httpclient-commons-dev list: http://marc.info/?l=httpclient-commons-dev&m=121737017814116&w=2
).

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