Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols

Java Secure Socket Extension

Using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols, the private and confidential information is ensured to be protected from various unauthorized users while transmitting on a network. Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) is a version of Java which provides the architecture and implementation of SSL and TLS protocols that would protect data transmission over any protocol.

JSSE also has other functionalities as well. They are

  • Encryption of data
  • Optional client authentication
  • Server authentication
  • Integrity of messages

JSSE is a part of J2SDK, v 1.4 which has the framework and an implementation of application programming interface (API).The API is capable of supporting and implementing the SSL versions 3.0 and TLS version 1.0, and only supports the 2.0 version of SSL.

This Paper is written & submitted by Deepak V.

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