Net::HTTPS - Low-level HTTP over SSL/TLS connection (client)
Net::HTTPS is a low-level HTTP over SSL/TLS client. The interface is the same as the interface for
Net::HTTP, but the constructor method take additional parameters as accepted by IO::Socket::SSL. The
Net::HTTPS object isa
IO::Socket::SSL too, which make it inherit additional methods from that base class.
For historical reasons this module also supports using
Net::SSL (from the Crypt-SSLeay distribution) as its SSL driver and base class. This base is automatically selected if available and
IO::Socket::SSL isn't. You might also force which implementation to use by setting $Net::HTTPS::SSL_SOCKET_CLASS before loading this module. If not set this variable is initialized from the
PERL_NET_HTTPS_SSL_SOCKET_CLASS environment variable.
You might set the
PERL_NET_HTTPS_SSL_SOCKET_CLASS environment variable to the name of the base SSL implementation (and Net::HTTPS base class) to use. The default is
IO::Socket::SSL. Currently the only other supported value is