May 26, 2018
Provide https support for LWP::UserAgent
The LWPProtocolhttps 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 LWPUserAgent’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 MozillaCA. If the MozillaCA 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 LWPProtocolhttps and will no longer need to know what underlying modules to install.