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  • From: Chris Hyzer <>
  • To: Grouper Dev <>
  • Subject: grouperClient not require valid SSL
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:10:40 -0500
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If you don’t want to validate SSL, follow these instructions in (I put this in the 1.4 branch…  not sure when the next grouper client release will be):


If you dont want to validate the SSL (e.g. self signed certificate) follow these instructions in

# to not require valid SSL, use: edu.internet2.middleware.grouperClient.ssl.EasySslSocketFactory
grouperClient.https.customSocketFactory =

# to not require valid SSL, use: edu.internet2.middleware.grouperClient.ssl.BlindSslSocketFactory
grouperClient.ldaps.customSocketFactory =


My own two cents is that if you can get a valid certificate from a CA in the JRE, then  you can save yourself money in the long run…  I have used comodo certs (e.g. positive SSL is $50) and had good luck.  I have also used godaddy certs ($30), and Im not sure I have connected from Java, I haven’t had browser issues.  Also, don’t shy away from getting a long term one so you don’t have to keep updating it every year.  We use a wildcard comodo cert so we buy one and use it everywhere (must be the same level in the domain name hierarchy).




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