[docs] [issue19095] Document SSLSocket.getpeercert always returns None without do_handshake
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Thu Sep 26 01:33:02 CEST 2013
New submission from Dariusz Suchojad:
I'd like to suggest adding a simple note to SSLSocket.getpeercert stating that it will always return None if do_handshake has never been called.
This is not the default behaviour, by default SSLSocket.__init__'s do_handshake_on_connect is True so .getpeercert nicely returns a cert (assuming the usual caveats - the other side offers a certificate and cert_reqs is not CERT_NONE).
However, I've just been debugging a someone else's server and I spent some time figuring out why client certificates weren't available - turned out this was because do_handshake was never called (PySSL_SSLdo_handshake in _ssl.c).
Adding a single-sentence line will certainly be very helpful.
assignee: docs at python
nosy: docs at python, dsuch
title: Document SSLSocket.getpeercert always returns None without do_handshake
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