// register request creator to handle HTTP and HTTPS 
// requests (replaces .NET's default HttpWebRequest)
var creator = new HttpRequestCreator();

// TLS 1.2, 1.1 and 1.0 are now enabled on all platforms

// use WebRequest as usual now - it will use Rebex
// HttpRequestCreator to handle HTTP and HTTPS requests
WebRequest request = 
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Rebex HTTPS is an HTTP and HTTPS library for .NET. It brings TLS 1.2, 1.1, SHA-2, SNI and other modern security-related features to legacy platforms. It is designed as a drop-in replacement for HttpWebRequest/WebRequest, WebClient and can be used as an alternative SOAP web services transport layer.

Why Rebex HTTPS?

TLS 1.2 and SHA-2 certificates on legacy platforms

Trying to download a file from the web or access a secure web service from your .NET Compact Framework application? Watch out for WebException. .NET CF's HttpWebRequest doesn't support TLS 1.2, TLS, 1.1 or SHA-2 based certificates.

Rebex HTTPS implements modern TLS features on all supported platforms including .NET Compact Framework 2.0/3.x (Windows Mobile 5/6, Windows CE, Pocket PC) and .NET 2.0/3.x (even on Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista).

Rebex HTTPS supports the following TLS/SSL features:

  • TLS 1.2, 1.1, 1.0
  • SHA-2 certificates
  • SHA-2 hashing algorithms
  • Server Name Indication (SNI) extension
  • Renegotiation Indication extension
  • Support for legacy SSL 3.0 protocol
And more...

Drop-in secure WebRequest and WebClient replacement

Replace System.Net.WebRequest's standard HTTPS/HTTP request handler with Rebex implementation that supports modern security standards. Just call Rebex.Net.HttpRequestCreator.Register() and you are (almost) done. Both WebRequest and WebClient are supported. In many cases, there is no need to change your old code (except registering Rebex HTTPS).

Drop-in secure WebServices transport replacement

Easily replace the transport layer of SOAP web services with new, secure HTTPS implementation. No need to change your old code (except registering Rebex HTTPS).

Additional features

  • Stand-alone HTTP/HTTPS client - WebClient object makes it simple to perform basic operations
  • ZLIB compression
  • HTTP CONNECT and SOCKS4/SOCKS5 proxy support
  • Advanced communication logging
And more...

.NET Compact Framework app
connected to a SOAP web service over HTTPS.
TLS 1.2 and SHA-2 support enabled.


  • .NET Framework
    2.0, 3.0, 3.5. 4.0, 4.5.x, 4.6.x, 4.7; both 32-bit and 64-bit editions on Windows XP or later; Visual Studio 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • .NET Compact Framework
    3.5, 3.9 on Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Pocket PC, Windows Embedded Compact 2013; Visual Studio 2008, 2012, 2013
  • Mono
    3.x, 4.x on Linux and Apple macOS (OS X)
  • Xamarin.iOS
    Xamarin.iOS 8.6 or later; Xamarin Studio
  • Xamarin.Android
    Xamarin.Android 4 or later; Xamarin Studio

Supports Visual Studio 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Learn more about supported standards and platforms.

Experimental support for Universal Windows Platform (Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 IoT).

Experimental support for Xamarin.Mac platform (assemblies are suitable for Xamarin.Mac Mobile and Xamarin.Mac .NET 4.5 Framework projects).

Experimental support for .NET Core and .NET Standard.