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NAME
    LWP::Protocol::https - Provide https support for LWP::UserAgent

SYNOPSIS
      use LWP::UserAgent;

      $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new(ssl_opts => { verify_hostname => 1 });
      $res = $ua->get("https://www.example.com");

DESCRIPTION
    The LWP::Protocol::https module provide support for using https schemed
    URLs with LWP. This module is a plug-in to the LWP protocol handling, so
    you don't use it directly. Once the module is installed LWP is able to
    access sites using HTTP over SSL/TLS.

    If hostname verification is requested by LWP::UserAgent's `ssl_opts',
    and neither `SSL_ca_file' nor `SSL_ca_path' is set, then `SSL_ca_file'
    is implied to be the one provided by Mozilla::CA. If the Mozilla::CA
    module isn't available SSL requests will fail. Either install this
    module, set up an alternative `SSL_ca_file' or disable hostname
    verification.

    This module used to be bundled with the libwww-perl, but it was
    unbundled in v6.02 in order to be able to declare its dependencies
    properly for the CPAN tool-chain. Applications that need https support
    can just declare their dependency on LWP::Protocol::https and will no
    longer need to know what underlying modules to install.

SEE ALSO
    IO::Socket::SSL, Crypt::SSLeay, Mozilla::CA

COPYRIGHT
    Copyright 1997-2011 Gisle Aas.

    This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
    under the same terms as Perl itself.

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