to work with a web server over a secure (SSL) connection. For
example, you want to automate ordering supplies for your company from
an online store, and the online store wisely protects its
transactions with SSL.
Install Crypt::SSLeay and https: URLs
automatically work with LWP. You do not need to reinstall
When LWP sends a request to an https server, it
checks whether there is a module installed to do SSL. The two modules
that LWP can use are, in order of preference, Crypt::SSLeay and
IO::Socket::SSL. Of the two, Crypt::SSLeay is the more fully
featured, but requires the OpenSSL libraries from http://www.openssl.org.
20.16.4 See Also
The documentation for the CPAN module Crypt::SSLeay; the
README.SSL file in the libwww-perl distribution