[Python-Dev] PEP 476: Enabling certificate validation by default!

Antoine Pitrou antoine at python.org
Sun Aug 31 23:53:14 CEST 2014

Le 31/08/2014 23:41, Nick Coghlan a écrit :
> Right, this is why I came to the conclusion we need to follow the browser
> vendors lead here and support a per-user Python specific supplementary
> certificate cache before we can start validating certs by default at the
> *Python* level. There are still too many failure modes for cert management
> on private networks for us to safely ignore the use case of needing to
> force connections to services with invalid certs.

We are not ignoring that use case. The proper solution is simply to 
disable cert validation in the application code (or, for more 
sophisticated needs, provide an application configuration setting for 
cert validation).

 > In the meantime, we can update the security considerations for the ssl
 > module to make it clearer that the defaults are set up for trusted 
 > and that using it safely on the public internet may mean you're 
better off
 > with a third party library like requests or Twisted.

No, you simply have to select the proper validation settings.



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