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Calling HTTPS webapi's using NetDuino

Best Answer Cuno, 01 May 2014 - 07:49 PM

Unfortunately, no. See also this thread:


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:15 PM

A quick question. Does netduino support SSL ? I need to call a WebAPI that required network credentials to be passed along the request but it seems that is is not supported.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:49 PM   Best Answer

Unfortunately, no. See also this thread:


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:39 AM

Yeah.  I was talking to Microsoft Engineer today about the fact that WNS (Windows Notification Services) only support HTTPS.  If you can't do SSL, your IoT device is out of luck.  That it unless you add a service in between.  But my point was... who, in their right mind, would buy a product from a startup (or any company) that depends on a service from that startup.  Can you imagine if your smart light bulbs (or whatever) stop working after a year because company X decided it was a flop.  The dependency on the cloud for IoT is powerful, but risky.  If the startup goes poof, so does the functionality of all the products.  What's going to happen to ElectricImp when they go under with that cloud based IDE and programming?  It's incredibly short-sighted.  Is security important for logging into my bank?  Sure.  But is it really necessary for WNS which already includes an App ID, and another long key just to work.  In many cases, no.  But it's unlikely that I will be able to budge Microsoft.  So, I may be forced to figure out SSL on .NET MF one of these days. 

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