Python & SSL

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Wed May 3 23:51:33 CEST 2006


Benji York <benji at benjiyork.com> writes:

> James Stroud wrote:
> > I have been trying to make an https client with python
> 
> You probably don't want to use the standard library for HTTPS; here's a 
> quote from the socket module docs about SSL:
> 
> 	Warning: This does not do any certificate verification!
[...]

Of course, remembering that the first thing to ask in response to "is
it secure?"  is "against what?", for lots of purposes it just doesn't
matter that it ignores certificates.


John




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