[Catalog-sig] Add link to secure connection to the PyPI front page

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Sat Jun 4 22:30:11 CEST 2011

"Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>> Which makes me wonder, why is it that PyPI doesn't use a universally
>> accepted SSL cert instead of the CAcert one? Note: I'm a CAcert assurer
>> myself but would prefer using a cert by one of the commercial CAs for
>> the sake of the users.
>> Any opinions?
> Primarily because of lack of volunteer time. Buying a certificate is
> a big effort, issuing a cacert one is simple.
> And before anybody says "no, it's not difficult", or "no, it shouldn't
> be difficult", please consider volunteering for the next ten years to
> manage the PSF server certificates (as one of the key problems that
> makes it difficult is that responsibilities change so often with
> volunteers).

Perhaps we could get Pat, the PSF secretary and administrator
to deal with the paperwork that's needed to get a certificate.

Installing it is not really such a major task, once you have
the paperwork done. Should we take this to the PSF board for
discussion ?

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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