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14. SSL and HTTPS

Chapter 14. SSL and HTTPS

In this chapter, we will explore how the Java Secure Socket Extension ( JSSE) can be used to perform Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL provides data encryption over TCP sockets and is the basis of the HTTPS protocol. JSSE provides a means to create and use SSL sockets as well as protocol handlers to support the HTTPS protocol. Because it is tightly coupled with TCP sockets, SSL is not a general-purpose encryption engine, but it is probably the most popular form of encryption used on the Internet. Its design has many advantages for network-based encryption as well.


  

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