[PYTHON-CRYPTO] patches for X509_EXTENSION and a few other things

Heikki Toivonen heikki at OSAFOUNDATION.ORG
Wed Nov 30 21:18:27 CET 2005

Matt Rodriguez wrote:
> I've done a little work with M2Crypto because I've been using it to
> generate proxy certificates. Proxy Certificates need to have a proxy
> certificate info extension for openssl to recognize them. Openssl
> versions 0.9.8 and later have support for proxy certificates.

Do you have a link to some quick documentation what proxy certificates
are (I think this is the first time I've heard the term)?

I am pretty busy at  the moment with Chandler 0.6 end-game, but I should
have some time for M2Crypto soon.

> 3. Changes to setup.py. I've mentioned this in previous posts. I added
> an option so that one
> could build M2Crypto against openssl that is installed in an arbitrary
> location.

Thanks, I can use this for Chandler as well :) Been too lazy myself, and
just patched hardcoded paths for my environment. Nice to get the right

> 4. I added a quick test to test_evp.py that tests the as_der method.

Could you provide tests for all the new and changed APIs in unit tests?

I created a new bug to track this work:

I'd appreciate if you could attach enhancements to the patch to the bug


  Heikki Toivonen

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