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I'm doing a project about security transactions and i'm wondering if to establish a connection based on https both client and server need to have a ssl implementation installed to preform the handshake protocol. Anyone could help me out here? Cumps.

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There is a bunch of great information on this subject in a similar question.… – David Houde Jun 28 '14 at 4:14
Thank you @DavidHoude. Next time I'll search better before ask. – arturataide Jun 28 '14 at 4:24
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Yes, the client and server both need to support SSL/TLS.

All modern web browsers ship with this support baked in, such as NSS in Firefox. Unless you have a one off use case, I don't see you needing to worry much about the clients support for SSL/TLS.

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Let me see if I understand. The browsers will make the handshake protocol with the server? – arturataide Jun 28 '14 at 4:11
Yes. All modern browsers implement TLS and will have no problem negotiating with a standard HTTPS server configuration. – David Houde Jun 28 '14 at 4:12
Thank you very much for your time :) – arturataide Jun 28 '14 at 4:12

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