This project is read-only.

SuperSocket supports the transport layer encryption (TLS/SSL)

SuperSocket has automatically support for TLS/SSL. You needn't change any code to let your socket server support TLS/SSL.

To enable TLS/SSL for your SuperSocket server, you should prepare a certificate at first.

There are two ways to provide the certificate:

  1. a X509 certificate file with private key
  2. a certificate in local certificate store

Enable TLS/SSL by a certificate file

You should change the configuration file to use the certificate file following the below steps:

  1. set security attribute for the server node;
  2. add the certificate node in server node as child.

The configuration should look like:

<server name="EchoServer"
        serverTypeName="EchoService"
        ip="Any" port="443"
        security="tls">
    <certificate filePath="localhost.pfx" password="supersocket"></certificate>
</server>

Note: the password of the certificate node is the private key of the certificate file

Enable TLS/SSL by a certificate in local certificate store

You also can use a certificate in your local certificate store without a physical file. The thumbprint of the certificate you want to use is required:

<server name="EchoServer"
        serverTypeName="EchoService"
        ip="Any" port="443"
        security="tls">
    <certificate storeName="My" thumbprint="‎f42585bceed2cb049ef4a3c6d0ad572a6699f6f3"></certificate>
</server>

You also can only apply TLS/SSL for one listener of the appserver instance

<server name="EchoServer" serverTypeName="EchoService" maxConnectionNumber="10000">
    <certificate storeName="My" thumbprint="‎f42585bceed2cb049ef4a3c6d0ad572a6699f6f3"></certificate>
    <listeners>
      <add ip="Any" port="80" />
      <add ip="Any" port="443" security="tls" />
    </listeners>
</server>

Last edited Oct 22, 2012 at 4:22 AM by kerryjiang, version 1

Comments

No comments yet.