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§Configuring WS SSL

Play WS allows you to set up HTTPS completely from a configuration file, without the need to write code. It does this by layering the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) with a configuration layer and with reasonable defaults.

JDK 1.8 contains an implementation of JSSE which is significantly more advanced than previous versions, and should be used if security is a priority.

NOTE: It is highly recommended (if not required) to use WS SSL with the
unlimited strength java cryptography extension. You can download the policy files from Oracle’s website at Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files 8 Download.

§Table of Contents

The Play WS configuration is based on Typesafe SSLConfig.

For convenience, a table of contents to SSLConfig is provided:

NOTE: The links below are relative to Typesafe SSLConfig, which uses the ssl-config as a prefix for ssl properties.

Play uses the prefix, so that, for instance the ssl-config.loose.acceptAnyCertificate becomes for your play WSClient configuration.

§Further Reading

JSSE is a complex product. For convenience, the JSSE materials are provided here:

JDK 1.8:

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