[Python-Dev] https:bugs.python.org -- Untrusted Connection (Firefox)

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Thu Aug 21 20:45:06 CEST 2014


On Thu, Aug 21, 2014, at 09:48, Ryan Hiebert wrote:
> 
> > On Aug 21, 2014, at 11:29 AM, Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> > 
> > Am 21.08.14 17:44, schrieb Nick Coghlan:
> >> I've now raised this issue with the infrastructure team. The current
> >> hosting arrangements for bugs.python.org were put in place when the
> >> PSF didn't have any on-call system administrators of its own, but now
> >> that we do, it may be time to migrate that service to a location where
> >> we can switch to a more appropriate SSL certificate.
> > 
> > Just to relay Noah's response: it's actually not the hosting that
> > prevents installation of a proper certificate, it's the limitation
> > that the certificate we could deploy would include "python.org" as
> > a server name, which is considered risky regardless of where the
> > service is hosted. There are solutions to that as well, of course.
> 
> That sounds like a limitation I’ve seen with StartSSL. Perhaps there’s a
> certificate authority that would be willing to sponsor a certificate for
> Python without this annoying limitation?

Perhaps some board members could comment, but I hope the PSF could just
pay a few hundred a year for a proper certificate.


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