DESCRIPTIONThe "Net::HTTPS" is a low-level HTTP over SSL/TLS client. The interface is the same as the interface for "Net::HTTP", but the constructor method take additional parameters as accepted by IO::Socket::SSL. The "Net::HTTPS" object isa "IO::Socket::SSL" too, which make it inherit additional methods from that base class.
For historical reasons this module also supports using "Net::SSL" (from the Crypt-SSLeay distribution) as its SSL driver and base class. This base is automatically selected if available and "IO::Socket::SSL" isn't. You might also force which implementation to use by setting $Net::HTTPS::SSL_SOCKET_CLASS before loading this module. If not set this variable is initialized from the "PERL_NET_HTTPS_SSL_SOCKET_CLASS" environment variable.