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From "Simone Tripodi (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HTTPCLIENT-1752) Allow to configure the OSGI clients with relaxed SSL checks
Date Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:01:20 GMT

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Simone Tripodi commented on HTTPCLIENT-1752:
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[~olegk] [~garydgregory] I added missing tests, the Pull Request https://github.com/apache/httpclient/pull/56
is now ready to be reviewed, thanks a lot in advance for your time and your patience!

> Allow to configure the OSGI clients with relaxed SSL checks
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HTTPCLIENT-1752
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-1752
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpClient
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: HttpClient
>    Affects Versions: 4.5.2
>            Reporter: Timothee Maret
>            Assignee: Simone Tripodi
>             Fix For: Future
>
>         Attachments: HTTPCLIENT-1752_initial.patch
>
>
> In deployments other than production (e.g. dev, qa, integration testing, etc.) it is
often useful to deploy self-signed certificates instead of certificates signed by a trusted
CA for cost and simplicity reasons.
> By default, the http client does not validate a self signed certificate because it is
not signed by a trusted CA root. 
> One way to have the http client to validate the self signed certificate is to add the
self-signed certificate (or the detached CA root that signed it) in the java trustore.
> This operation is a configuration only change (no need to change code) however it typically
requires accessing the FS and the scope of trust can't be easily modified at runtime.
> Another way to have the http client to validate the self signed certificate is to use
the TrustSelfSignedStrategy [0] strategy when building the http client.
> This requires modifying the code.
> In order to use the second approach without modifying code, it would be interesting to
allow configuring a set of URIs for which the relaxed SSL mode should be used.
> The configuration could be implemented similarly to the implementation of the central
prox configuration (OSGI) in HTTPCLIENT-1238. In addition to allowing sel-signed certificates,
the configuration could as well allow to skip FQDN check using the NoopHostnameVerifier [1].
> Of course, this feature *must not* be deployed in production environment as it is totally
insecure.
> [0] https://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/httpclient/apidocs/org/apache/http/conn/ssl/TrustSelfSignedStrategy.html
> [1] https://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/httpclient/apidocs/org/apache/http/conn/ssl/NoopHostnameVerifier.html



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