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SSL - client side - trusting untrusted certificates?

 
Ivan Jouikov
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Basically I have a web-based spider, that works just like any other spider. One problem though � it won�t spider SSL pages that have untrusted certificates. So I was thinking of a good way to make it trust ALL the certificates (since it uses the URL class to read the pages)

So, I researched it and found an �old-fashioned� way to do this � by overriding TrustManager, and making it trust everything, and saving it in SSLContext or something. Basically, it would look like this:





TRUST MANAGER;





Custom socket factory:




And here�s the sample code that I would use to test this:




The only �real� piece here is the �Security.setProperty�, which sort of replaces default socket factory with my crappy implementation.

I believe this used to work back on 1.4.2, but I am running 1.5, and here�s the problem that I get when executing the following code:



Any thoughts on how I could fix the �HttpsClient� to make it accept invalid certificates? Going back to 1.4.2 is not an option�

Thanks in advance for your help.



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Ivan V. Jouikov
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