Java Secure Socket Extension

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In computing, the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) is a Java API and a provider implementation named SunJSSE that enable secure Internet communications in the Java Runtime Environment. It implements a Java technology version of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols. It includes functionality for data encryption,[1] server authentication, message integrity, and optional client-authentication.

JSSE was originally developed as an optional package for Java versions 1.2 and 1.3, but was added as a standard API and implementation into JDK 1.4.

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  1. ^ Harold, Elliotte Rusty (2013). Java Network Programming. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 327. ISBN 9781449365967. Retrieved 2014-10-19. JSSE allows you to create sockets and server sockets that transparently handle the negotiations and encryption necessary for secure communication.

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