Java Language Networking Temporarily disable SSL verification (for testing purposes)


Sometimes in a development or testing environment, the SSL certificate chain might not have been fully established (yet).

To continue developing and testing, you can turn off SSL verification programmatically by installing an "all-trusting" trust manager:

try {
   // Create a trust manager that does not validate certificate chains
   TrustManager[] trustAllCerts = new TrustManager[] {
      new X509TrustManager() {
       public X509Certificate[] getAcceptedIssuers() {
           return null;
       public void checkClientTrusted(X509Certificate[] certs, String authType) {
       public void checkServerTrusted(X509Certificate[] certs, String authType) {

   // Install the all-trusting trust manager
   SSLContext sc = SSLContext.getInstance("SSL");
   sc.init(null, trustAllCerts, new;

   // Create all-trusting host name verifier
   HostnameVerifier allHostsValid = new HostnameVerifier() {
       public boolean verify(String hostname, SSLSession session) {
           return true;

   // Install the all-trusting host verifier
} catch (NoSuchAlgorithmException | KeyManagementException e) {