[Python-Dev] Enable Hostname and Certificate Chain Validation

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Wed Jan 22 14:55:02 CET 2014

On Jan 22, 2014, at 8:29 AM, Christian Heimes <christian at python.org> wrote:

> On 22.01.2014 12:45, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> We also have to account for the fact that an awful lot of Python
>> applications are corporate ones relying on perimeter defence for
>> security, or private CAs, or just self-signed certificates that their
>> users have already accepted. There are limits to the amount of
>> backwards incompatible change users will tolerate, and at this point
>> in time we're still trying to get people to accept proper Unicode
>> support.
> Side note:
> Users can simple add self-signed certs to OpenSSL's cert store and get
> validation for free. It's possible to do that with an environment
> variable, too. But I recommend against the environment variable because
> you may overwrite to operating store.
> Christian
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As an additional side note, anecdotal evidence and what not, but
*every* time I bring this up somewhere I get at least one reply that
looks similar to https://twitter.com/ojiidotch/status/425986619879866368

Donald Stufft
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