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

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Thu Sep 4 01:10:31 CEST 2014

On Wed, Sep 3, 2014, at 13:37, Alex Gaynor wrote:
> Guido van Rossum <guido <at> python.org> writes:
> > OK, that changes my position for 2.7 (but not for 3.5). I had assumed there
> > was a way to disable the cert check by changing one parameter to the
> > urlopen() call. (And I had wanted to add that there should be a clear FAQ
> > about the subject.) If this isn't possible that changes the situation. (But I
> > still think that once we do have that simple change option we should do it,
> > in a later 2.7 upgrade.) I apologize for speaking before I had read all
> > facts, and I'll await what you and Nick come up with.
> > --Guido
> This probably doesn't surprise anyone, but I'm more than happy to do the
> back-
> porting work for httplib, and any other modules which need SSLContext
> support;
> does this require an additional PEP, or does it fit under PEP466 or
> PEP476?

I imagine you could put it into 476.

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