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From "Megliola Teodoro (KXT)" <>
Subject RE: Can SOAP be used for building HTTPS clients ????
Date Thu, 17 Jan 2002 13:12:34 GMT
hi nilesh,
yes, you can use apache soap to build https clients. The following steps will help you getting
it running (without client certificates):
- Add the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) libraries (jsse.jar, jcert.jar, jnet.jar) to
the classpath or to the folder jre\lib\ext.
- Allow "https" to be used in objects by setting the system property "java.protocol.handler.pkgs"
to ""
- Add the security provider "" either statically in the
jre\lib\security\ file or dynamically by using 
- Make sure the server certificates have a compatible format (Java Keystore is x.509 compatible,
but not really pkcs12)
- make sure the jre\lib\security\cacerts file accepts the server certificate.
See also  <>
and Martin Center's posting "SSL Client Certificate Authentication" a couple of minutes ago.
-----Original Message-----
From: Nilesh Kumar, Koratpallikar []
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 1:57 PM
To: ''
Subject: Can SOAP be used for building HTTPS clients ????

I am trying to write a HTTPS client, which would talk to a secure site.  Wanted to know if
I can use SOAP for building such a client ????.  Basically I was looking for some API's which
would deal with complexities of SSL handshaking, authentication.
Any Inputs will be greatly appreciated.
thanx & reg

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