I am having issues with the keep-alive in HttpsUrlConnection in some legacy
code and considering the HttpClient as an alternative.

My question is, essentially, I have a URLCursor class definition as follows:

   public URLCursor(String[] urls, ClientMetadata clientMetadata) {
        this.urls = urls;
        this.urlIdx = 0;
        this.clientMetadata = clientMetadata;
        // Custom trust manager to ignore certification
        TrustManager[] customTrustManager = new TrustManager[]{
            new X509TrustManager() {
                public X509Certificate[] getAcceptedIssuers() {
                    return null;
                public void checkClientTrusted(X509Certificate[]
certs, String authType) {
                public void checkServerTrusted(X509Certificate[]
certs, String authType) {
        // Custom host verifier to accept all hosts.
        HostnameVerifier allHostsValid = new HostnameVerifier() {
            public boolean verify(String hostname, SSLSession session) {
                return true;

        // Setup custom SSL trust manager that ignores SSL certificate
validation =
        try {
            SSLContext sc = SSLContext.getInstance("SSL");
            sc.init(null, customTrustManager, new java.security.SecureRandom());
        } catch (Exception e) {
            System.err.println("Error: Failed to establish https with
no cert verification");

I have a subsequent next() method that essentially creates a new URL, opens
a http connection using url.openConnection(), gets a BufferedReader from
the input stream and then reads lines out of this stream

How can I achieve the same using HttpClient, especially the constructor
logic that ignores the certification?


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