Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Implementing 2-way SSL in Java using TLS and Self Signed Certificates part3

Step 3: The Client (Get the complete code here)

The client also requires the Keystore/Trustore created in Part-1

Again in the client we have to do a couple of things similar to the server:

The first is to specify the Java Keystore/Trustore we created in  Part-1 of this article:

System.setProperty("javax.net.ssl.keyStore","mysystem.jks");
System.setProperty("javax.net.ssl.keyStorePassword","welcome");

System.setProperty("javax.net.ssl.trustStore","mysystem.jks");
System.setProperty("javax.net.ssl.trustStorePassword","welcome");

Similarly with the server side described in Part-2, we have to create the client socket as an SSLSocket:

SSLSocketFactory factory = (SSLSocketFactory) SSLSocketFactory.getDefault();    
SSLSocket sslSock = (SSLSocket) factory.createSocket("localhost",8095);

The entire code of the client can be downloaded here.

Next article, Part-4, of this Blog series will assist you to debug the SSL/TLS client/server communication.

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