JSSE - Java Implementation of SSL and TLS

This section describes the JSSE (Java Secure Socket Extension) package, which provides a Java implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols.

In JDK, the JSSE (Java Secure Socket Extension) package provides a Java implementation of SSL and TLS protocols through the following major classes and interfaces:

You can create a default SSL client socket with 2 statements as shown below:

   f = (SSLSocketFactory) SSLSocketFactory.getDefault();
   s = (SSLSocket) f.createSocket();

You can create a default SSL server socket with 2 statements as shown below:

   f = (SSLServerSocketFactory) SSLServerSocketFactory.getDefault();
   s = (SSLServerSocket) f.createServerSocket();

Last update: 2014.

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JSSE - Java Implementation of SSL and TLS

 SslSocketTest.java - Default SSL Socket Factory Test

 SslContextTest.java - javax.net.ssl.SSLContext Class Test

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