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From "PHILIPPE Johan" <Johan.PHILI...@post.be>
Subject RE: using pfx or pkcs12 certificate for 2 way ssl with httpclient
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2007 12:57:32 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nirmal Patil [mailto:nirmal.patil@gmail.com]
> Sent: dinsdag 19 juni 2007 1:20
> To: httpclient-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: using pfx or pkcs12 certificate for 2 way ssl with httpclient
> Folks,
> I need to interact with a https url using 2 way ssl. I have been given
> pfx
> file which is the client cert.
> I have used OpenSSL to create the pem file and am now researching to
> if
> I can use Apache HttpClient and specifically the
> AuthSSLProtocolSocketFactory
> here. I noticed that AuthSSLProtocolSocketFactory supports only the
> format which means that I would need to convert to this X509 format.
> Right?

No, X509 is standard, and that should be the format of your certificate
inside your PKCS12 as well.

> Can I use the PKCS12 private key and cert with Apache HttpClient
> Will I be required to write my own implementation
> ofSecureProtocolSocketFactory? (which I would want to avoid, i guess
> ;)).
> Any tips or pointers to resources are appreciated.

Do read through
http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/httpclient/sslguide.html and do not
skip the  AuthSSLProtocolSocketFactory

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