[Python-Dev] Enable Hostname and Certificate Chain Validation

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Wed Jan 22 13:03:52 CET 2014

On Jan 22, 2014, at 7:03 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 22 January 2014 11:29, Donald Stufft <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>>> 1. To be "like the browser" we'd need to use the OS certificate store,
>>> which isn't the case on Windows at the moment (managing those
>>> certificate bundle files is most definitely *not* "like the browser" -
>>> I'd have no idea how to add a self-certificate to the bundle file
>>> embedded in pip, for example).
>> Python 3.4 added the ability to use the OS cert store on Windows,
>> see http://bugs.python.org/issue17134.
> Brilliant. I didn't know that.
> Will pip when run on Python 3.4 use the OS cert store? I guess the
> answer is probably "no" (but i'd love to be pleasantly surprised).
> Paul

The answer is (I believe) no, mostly for consistency’s sake.

Donald Stufft
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