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Posts: 166
Registered: ‎01-14-2009
My Device: Curve 8330

HTTPS Connections


I'd like to know, if I open a HTTPS connection between my device and a Web Server.

Does the BES open an other HTTPS connection between him and the Web Server ?


Does the BlackBerry device have a HTTPS tunnel direct with the Web Server or

does the BES is looking between the two. I'm curious because I have some user

on the BES and some user on a BIS and I'd like to have a secure connection between

each devices and the Web Server. 


Hope you understand what I mean or else, I'll try to explain a little bit more.

Thank you, have a nice day.

Samuel D.
Guru I
Posts: 19,017
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: HTTPS Connections

it depends on which browser you use.
ifyou use the BlackBerry browser, you will go through the BES server (I don't know how but someone else will answer you).
if you use another one, you will not go through the BES server and it will be a connection between you and the proxy of your carrier. In that special case, a SSL tunnel is created between the http client and the http server, going through the proxy that only sees a SSL tunnel and cannot see what flows inside it.

Some proxies trick the http client, making it believe they are the https server ; if the https client is designed correctly, it should yield an error saying "the webserver is not who it says it is ; are you sure". And for 99% of cases, users will nevertheless click OK. In that case, the admin of the proxy can see all you think you send to the https server, including your precious password.

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