open secure socket... using certificate

Bernard Devlin bdrunrev at
Fri Jan 29 05:18:54 EST 2021

Hi Richard, it's client side.

The project is a messaging app, principally for mobile.  SSL/TLS
certificates issued with client software enable servers to know that the
connection is allowed at a network level before any user authentication.

In the early stages of development it was simple enough for a LC messaging
server to dismiss connections which didn't come from an accepted client and
didn't meet the specification.  Once I moved to an industry standard server
then the connections have to be encrypted with certificates at both ends.

Regards, Bernard

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 4:44 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Bernard Devlin wrote:
>  > I feel like a sucker. I started on this project a few months ago on
>  > the assumption that socket certificates now worked as they'd been
>  > included in the Dictionary for years. I was away from development for
>  > a few years and hadn't noticed the complaints that the Dictionary was
>  > misrepresenting the situation.
> Is this specific to the server "accept" not supporting SSL, or something
> client-side?
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