[Webtest] Canoo Webtest and SSL Client Authentication and IP- Numbers

Parker, Michael webtest@lists.canoo.com
Tue, 14 Sep 2004 08:42:14 +0200

Dierk Koenig wrote:
Hi Mittie,

thank you very much ! 

I just got the hint of a colleague to replace  it by

    HostnameVerifier hnv = new HostnameVerifier()
      public boolean verify(String host, SSLSession cert)
        return true;

    HttpsURLConnection.setDefaultHostnameVerifier( hnv );

but your answer told me that a solution like this already exists.

Thanks you also for the detailed explanation !

> ok, thanx for the info.
> It appears your jre 1.4.2 standard https protocol
> handler is used. It has a rather restrictive
> "HostnameVerifier" from the testing point of view.
> You use https with host certificates only (no client
> certificates). That is, https is used for the purposes of
> - protecting the data and
> - authenticating the server.
> The second goal is not met when connecting via direct
> IP address (the server you connect to has a different name
> than the one that appears in the certificate that it sends)
> and consequently the connection is dropped.
> If this gets in the way while testing you can use the
> less restrictive webtest protocol handler.
> They are set by the so called "ConnectionInitializer".
> For your scenario webtest provides the
> SunJsseBaseConnectionInitializer in package
> com.canoo.webtest.security
> , cf.
> ary.html
> To use it, set the property
> <property name="webtest.connectioninitializer"
> value="com.canoo.webtest.security.SunJsseBaseConnectionInitializer" />
> (more info under
> sl
> howto.txt and sslTest.xml
> )
> cheers
> Mittie
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