Specifying an Alternative HTTPS Protocol Implementation

You can communicate securely with an SSL-enabled web server by using the HTTPS URL scheme for the java.net.URL class. The SDK provides a default HTTPS URL implementation.

If you want an alternate HTTPS protocol implementation to be used, set the java.protocol.handler.pkgs system property to include the new class name. This action causes the specified classes to be found and loaded before the SDK default classes. See the java.net.URL class documentation for details.