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Hi,

I came across something called SSL session this morning. I tried to do more reading on this but i got confused. Can someone tell me the difference between SSL session and HTTP session?

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AFAIK

The 'session' you use in JSP's, Servlets is independant of whether SSL is being used or not.

SSL is the mechanism used by webservers and browsers to encrypt the data being sent over the network. It often uses PKI for making the exchange of data secure. Basically, after the browser makes a request, through a kind of a handshake mechanism, the server and browser agree on a key that is to be used to encrypt all data for all further interaction.

You may want to look up JSSE package, if you are interested in implementing SSL in Java.
 
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