I'm using J2EE 1.4 and J2SE 1.4.2, and have a requirement to connect to a Web Service using SSL, but with hostname verification turned off. Can anyone please provide some pointers on how to achieve this, with any modern Application Server or perhaps embedding Apache Axis?

I'm guessing I need to override the HostnameVerifier used by the HTTPS URL connector, but that seems to be lacking a system property to override this without altering any code?

I've found a setting that enables this in WebLogic, is there any other way of doing this, in a different app server?


Chris Nappin