[Python-ideas] Unified TLS API for Python

Steve Dower steve.dower at python.org
Fri Feb 3 13:30:04 EST 2017

On 02Feb2017 0601, Cory Benfield wrote:
> 4. Eventually, integrating the two backends above into the standard
> library so that it becomes possible to reduce the reliance on OpenSSL.
> This would allow future Python implementations to ship with all of their
> network protocol libraries supporting platform-native TLS
> implementations on Windows and macOS. This will almost certainly require
> new PEPs. I’ll probably volunteer to maintain a SecureTransport library,
> and I have got verbal suggestions from some other people who’d be
> willing to step up and help with that. Again, we’d need help with
> SChannel (looking at you, Steve).

I'm always somewhat interested in learning a new API that I've literally 
never looked at before, so yeah, count me in :) (my other work was using 
the trust APIs directly, rather than the secure socket APIs).

PyCon US sprints? It's not looking like I'll be able to set aside too 
much time before then, but I've already fenced off that time.


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