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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: httpclient 4, ssl and client side certificates
Date Fri, 07 May 2010 11:17:31 GMT
On Fri, 2010-05-07 at 13:24 +0930, Luke Coe wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> I am having trouble working out how I can get get HttpClient 4 to use 
> SSL in the way I need.
> 
> I have X HTTPS servers that I send requests to. One requires a client 
> side certificate while the others have trusted certificates and 
> therefore require no client side certificate. I have no issue connecting 
> to the server requiring the client side certificate (its in my 
> keystore), however every time I try to connect to the servers with 
> trusted certificates, my client side certificate is offered by 
> HttpClient and therefore fails authentication.
> 
> My question is this: is there a way for HttpClient to offer the client 
> side certificate only to the server requiring it and not to the others?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Luke


Luke

This is entirely out of HttpClient control. All aspects of SSL
authentication can be controlled through the JSSE API.

Besides, I always thought that SSL clients would present a certificate
ONLY if challenged by the server.

Oleg



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