Changing your Java code to use secure sockets layer

If your code already uses socket factories to create its sockets, then you can add secure socket layer (SSL) support to your program.

If your code does not already use socket factories, see Change your Java™ code to use socket factories.

To change your code to use SSL, perform the following steps:

  1. Import* to add SSL support:
  2. Declare a SocketFactory by using SSLSocketFactory to initialize it:
    SocketFactory newSF = SSLSocketFactory.getDefault();
  3. Use your new SocketFactory to initialize your sockets the same way that you used your old SocketFactory:
    Socket s = newSF.createSocket(args[0], serverPort);

Your code now uses SSL support. You do not need to make any other changes to your code.