On 31 August 2014 18:29, Antoine Pitrou firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If an application has special needs that require trusting a self-signed certificate, then it should expose a configuration setting to let users specify the cert's location.
I can't see how that would be something the application would know. For example, pip allows me to specify an "alternate cert bundle" but not a single additional cert. So IIUC, I can't use my local index that serves https using a self-signed cert. I'd find it hard to argue that it's pip's responsibility to think of that use case - pretty much any program that interacts with a web service *might* need to interact with a self-signed dummy version, if only under test conditions.
Or did you mean that Python should provide such a setting that would cover all applications written in Python?