How to read an SSL stream in classic ASP?

A

antonyliu2002

I have successfully retrieved data through SSL channel in my ASP.NET
application. I followed the trick Jan provided on his blog:http://weblogs.asp.net/jan/archive/2003/12/04/41154.aspx

Now, I am wondering if we could read from a secure socket in classic
asp. In other words, in a classic ASP web, how to connect to URI's
starting with HTTPS and get the web page (e.g.https://www.verisign.com)

Please share your two cents. Thanks.

Nobody responds, which probably suggests that there is no solution to
this problem. Right?
 
J

John Timney \(MVP\)

Theres always a solution to every problem - you just need to have some
patience
http://www.screen-scraper.com/products/urlfetch.php

also, the webbrowser control can likely be late bound to in asp, it can do
ssl from what I remember.......and the xmlhttprequest opbject can be late
bound in asp.

Of course, the obvious way is to proxy the scrape via an asp.net webservice
on the same IIS server hosting the asp and bind to that in asp using a soap
library.

Regards

John Timney (MVP)
http://www.johntimney.com
http://www.johntimney.com/blog
 
A

antonyliu2002

Theres always a solution to every problem - you just need to have some
patiencehttp://www.screen-scraper.com/products/urlfetch.php

also, the webbrowser control can likely be late bound to in asp, it can do
ssl from what I remember.......and the xmlhttprequest opbject can be late
bound in asp.

Of course, the obvious way is to proxy the scrape via an asp.net webservice
on the same IIS server hosting the asp and bind to that in asp using a soap
library.

Regards

John Timney (MVP)http://www.johntimney.comhttp://www.johntimney.com/blog

Hi, John,

Thanks a lot. URLFetch sounds like a good solution, but my boss
wouldn't wanna pay for it. :) Are you saying that there is a
webbrowser control in classic ASP? I am sorta suspicious about it.

Also, I am not sure how to handle this problem through the late-
binding approach you mentioned.
From your hint in your last paragraph, I am thinking about this: Now
that I have successfully retrieved the data from a remote web server
through the secure socket (SSL, HTTPS) from an ASPX page, maybe we can
have the classic ASP page access the retrieved data. The work flow I
am thinking about looks like this:

ASP page <----- ASP.NET page <---- HTTPS ------ Remote Web Server

Does this sound like what you were suggesting?
 

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