🔐 A lightweight high level library for configuring a http client or server based on SSLContext or other properties such as TrustManager, KeyManager or Trusted Certificates to communicate over SSL TLS for one way authentication or two way authentication provided by the SSLFactory. Support for Java, Scala and Kotlin based clients with examples. Available client examples are: Apache HttpClient, OkHttp, Spring RestTemplate, Spring WebFlux WebClient Jetty and Netty, the old and the new JDK HttpClient, the old and the new Jersey Client, Google HttpClient, Unirest, Retrofit, Feign, Methanol, Vertx, Scala client Finagle, Featherbed, Dispatch Reboot, AsyncHttpClient, Sttp, Akka, Requests Scala, Http4s Blaze, Kotlin client Fuel, http4k Kohttp and Ktor. Also gRPC, WebSocket and ElasticSearch examples are included (by Hakky54)

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  • Whats your opinion regarding a library name change and package name change
    2 projects | /r/java | 22 May 2023
    My library is currently named SSLContext Kickstart see here on github:, which is inspired from graphql-kickstart of spring and my library provided during the initial development just a helper method to easily create a sslcontext and therefor I thought sslcontext-kickstart would make sense as it provides an easy to use helper method to give you a kickstart when configuring your client or server with ssl. However that part is not that relevant anymore as it provides much more utilities like live reloading ssl and much more. The current name is just aweful to be honest. I have the following artifacts being generated:
    2 projects | /r/java | 22 May 2023
    Thank you u/darri I am glad to hear you are also ok with the name. And regarding the support for modules I created an issue so you can keep track of the changes: This will be indeed a major version.
  • Certificate Ripper v2 released - tool to extract server certificates
    2 projects | /r/java | 27 Dec 2022
    Yess, but this tool is a CLI app made from java. If you want to do it within your own java application, you can import the following library: GitHub - sslcontext-kickstart. Here is the documentation for extracting the certificates programatically:
  • Hot reload SSL configuration for a server and http client
    2 projects | /r/scala | 12 Jun 2022
    Hi, I have been working on a small library to make hot reloading of a ssl configuration for a server and http client possible. I was just curious why we needed to restart the server or recreate a http client with new ssl configuration when the keystores needed to be updated. I wanted to learn how the ssl configuration is handled in java and was just curious if I could be able to bypass this limitation and reload the ssl configuration instantly. An alternative would be to use nginx as a proxy with ssl configuration for a server setup, but I was a bit bored and wanted to achieve this just in java. In the above demo I demonstrate a spring boot with embedded jetty server, however similar behaviour is possible with akka or other servers which use SSLContext, SSLSocketFactory, SSLEngine, TrustManager or KeyManager. The server has an initial ssl configuration and it will get updated by an admin application from the terminal through an https request, but it can also use a file listener to update it. If the keystores on the filesystem get replaced or updated it can also pick that up or fetch it from a database based on a trigger or something else. The demo can be found here I use my own library to have this setup working, which is available here:
  • Updating server certificates during runtime without the need of restarting it
    2 projects | /r/java | 4 Nov 2021
    It uses my own library: GitHub - SSLContext Kickstart
  • SSLContext Kickstart 6.6.0 Released
    2 projects | /r/java | 9 May 2021
    Ah, yes that is a nice way to get the root certificate. But it looks like this method will only work when the server is also including the root ca right? Maybe I am overseeing something. I just found a different method, see here for a WIP implementation: Maybe you can share your opinion regarding this solution?
    2 projects | /r/java | 9 May 2021
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