Objective 1: Certificate Generation
Generate a self-signed certificate. Save the public certificate and private key as files in your project directory.
You do not have to generate your cert in your server code, or even write any code to accomplish this (Ie.
command line openssl is recommended).
Objective 2: HTTPS Redirect
Grading Note: This objective exists as a partial credit opportunity. If you complete Objective 3 you do not
have to add a redirect and you will get full credit for this objective (Ie. You can assume all traffic is HTTPS
and skip this objective, but if you can’t get objective 3 to work, add a redirect to get the 3 from this objective)
When your server receives an HTTP request, respond with a redirect to the same host and path, but using
HTTPS. This will involve detecting which protocol is being used whenever a request is received.
This redirect must be functional no matter where your server is hosted (Ie. Do not hardcode
“localhost:” anywhere in your redirect. You should read the “Host” header of the request to redirect to
the correct host. For example, if you change the port of your TCP server you should not have to change any
of your redirect code.
Note: In the real world you will listen for HTTP and HTTPS requests on different ports instead of detecting
which protocol is being used.
Objective 3: HTTPS
When you receive an HTTPS request, apply your certificate and respond with the expected encrypted
response. You may use any libraries you’d like to handle the SSL/TLS aspect of this objective, but no
libraries for the HTTP aspect of the protocol. You must use some code from another assignment to handle
the HTTP request after it is decrypted.
For this objective you only need a single path that can serve any content, even if it’s plain text.
Objective 4: HTTPS Site
Bonus Objective: WSS
Bonus Grading: Any points earned on this objective will be distributed across other objectives in the way that
will maximize your final grade. This distribution applies across all HW assignments (Ex. If your HW1 grade
was 3/3/2/1, you have all 3’s on all other assignments, and you earn a 3 on this objective, your HW1 grade
will be 3/3/3/3).
the connection and have your server respond appropriately.
To earn credit for this homework you must complete all 3 submissions.
1. Submit all the files of your site to AutoLab in a zip file
2. Submit your report to AutoLab as a txt file
3. Fill out the homework self-grading form