[Python-Dev] Validating SSL By Default (aka Including a Cert Bundle in CPython)

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Jun 3 19:04:07 CEST 2013

On Jun 03, 2013, at 02:21 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:

>The other additional comment I'd like to throw in here is that if we don't
>bundle SSL certs I think we should still verify by default (which means HTTPS
>urls will throw an error by default if we can't locate a certificate store)
>because I think the risk to people unknowingly thinking that their HTTPS urls
>are protected are significant enough that this "error" shouldn't be silent by

+1, especially if we ensure that the APIs are available to not verify, as is
currently the case with urlopen().  I don't think people will want to do that
in production, but it will be useful for testing (e.g. guess how I found
issues 17977 :).

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