# File lib/casclient/client.rb, line 140
    def request_login_ticket
      uri = URI.parse(login_url+'Ticket')
      https = Net::HTTP.new(uri.host, uri.port)
      https.use_ssl = (uri.scheme == 'https')
      res = https.post(uri.path, ';')
      
      raise CASException, res.body unless res.kind_of? Net::HTTPSuccess
      
      res.body.strip
    end