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J2EE™ Security for Servlets, EJBs and Web Services: Applying Theory and Standards to Practice by Pankaj Kumar

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Java API for SSL

Java API for SSL or JSSE was available as a separate download prior to J2SE v1.4 but is now part of the standard platform. With this API, you can write SSL-enabled client and server programs. As the structure of these programs is similar to those of plain TCP-based programs and the SSL API is closely related to the underlying socket-based networking API, let us first go over a brief overview of TCP-based client-server programs and the Java socket API.

A typical TCP-based networking program plays the role of either a client, the one who initiates the connection, or a server, the one who accepts connection requests, or both, acting as a server for some interactions and a client for others. As the interaction style is different ...

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