SNI : Java Glossary

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SNI

SNI (Server Name Indication) is a protocol used by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) servers to allow them to serve several websites, each with its own SSL certificate all from the same IP. If you want to talk to an SSL server that supports SNI, you usually need to do a

System.setProperty( "jsse.enableSNIExtension", "true" );

first. If you want to talk to an SSL server than does not support SNI, you usually need to do a

System.setProperty( "jsse.enableSNIExtension", "false" );

first. Unfortunately, there is no setting that will always work for both. You have to keep track. Most sites do not support it.


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