Recipe 20.16 Fetching https:// Web Pages
You want to work with a web server over a secure (SSL) connection. For example, you want to automate ordering supplies for your company from an online store, and the online store wisely protects its transactions with SSL.
When LWP sends a request to an https server, it checks whether there is a module installed to do SSL. The two modules that LWP can use are, in order of preference, Crypt::SSLeay and IO::Socket::SSL. Of the two, Crypt::SSLeay is the more fully featured, but requires the OpenSSL libraries from http://www.openssl.org.
20.16.4 See Also
The documentation for the CPAN module Crypt::SSLeay; the README.SSL file in the libwww-perl distribution