Https, sslVerification, certificates - huh?

Terry Judd tsj at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Oct 25 04:47:45 EDT 2010


I don't think that's the problem. I know at least one of the sites has a
session cookie but that doesn't seem to be involved in the initial
authentication. One of the sites definitely doesn't use any cookies and I
have the same problems even if I only try to connect to this site.

Terry...


On 25/10/10 7:42 PM, "Jim Sims" <sims at ezpzapps.com> wrote:

> Maybe there is a cookie involved somewhere?
> 
> 
> sims
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> On Oct 25, 2010, at 10:39 AM, Terry Judd wrote:
> 
>> Attention web gurus,
>> 
>> I¹m probably going about it all wrong but I¹m still struggling to retrieve
>> data from a series of secure (https) websites. Each of these sites requires
>> a username and password and I can post these along with the url and am able
>> to retrieve the expected result but ONLY if I set libURLSetSSLVerifaction to
>> false. If I don¹t do this I get nothing back from the url ­ a blank result.
>> While setting libURLSetSSLVerifaction to false gets things moving I suppose?
>> that doing so means the transaction isn¹t really secure?? I¹ve tried setting
>> the sslCertificates (by first loading the sites in Firefox and exporting the
>> certificates) but that doesn¹t seem to work. I¹m moving well past my comfort
>> zone with this stuff and am close to admitting defeat ­ but I really need to
>> get this stuff working for a major edu project I¹m working on.
>> 
>> Rev 4.5 ­ OSX 10.6
>> 
>> Any tips or ideas?
>> 
>> Terry...
>> 
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>> Medical Education Unit
>> Melbourne Medical School
>> The University of Melbourne
>> 
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