LWP::Protocol::https

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)
Updated: 2017-07-30
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NAME

LWP::Protocol::https - Provide https support for LWP::UserAgent  

SYNOPSIS

  use LWP::UserAgent;

  $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new(ssl_opts => { verify_hostname => 1 });
  $res = $ua->get("https://www.example.com");

  # specify a CA path
  $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new(
      ssl_opts => {
          SSL_ca_path     => '/etc/ssl/certs',
          verify_hostname => 1,
      }
  );

 

DESCRIPTION

The LWP::Protocol::https module provides support for using https schemed URLs with LWP. This module is a plug-in to the LWP protocol handling, so you don't use it directly. Once the module is installed LWP is able to access sites using HTTP over SSL/TLS.

If hostname verification is requested by LWP::UserAgent's "ssl_opts", and neither "SSL_ca_file" nor "SSL_ca_path" is set, then "SSL_ca_file" is implied to be the one provided by Mozilla::CA. If the Mozilla::CA module isn't available SSL requests will fail. Either install this module, set up an alternative "SSL_ca_file" or disable hostname verification.

This module used to be bundled with the libwww-perl, but it was unbundled in v6.02 in order to be able to declare its dependencies properly for the CPAN tool-chain. Applications that need https support can just declare their dependency on LWP::Protocol::https and will no longer need to know what underlying modules to install.  

SEE ALSO

IO::Socket::SSL, Crypt::SSLeay, Mozilla::CA  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 1997-2011 Gisle Aas.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


 

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