Obtaining SSL certificate info from SSL object - BUG?

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Thu Oct 26 19:04:00 CEST 2006


Donn Cave wrote:
> In article <453D95EA.1020602 at animats.com>,
>  John Nagle <nagle at animats.com> wrote:
>>
>>Note that
>>
>>    "OU=Terms of use at www.verisign.com/rpa (c)00"
>>
>>with a "/" in the middle of the value field.
> 
> ...
> 
>>Is there a workaround for this?  Without rebuilding Python
>>and becoming incompatible?
> 
> As a practical matter, I think it's fairly safe to assume
> there will be no values that include / in a context like
> really looks like that X.500 style distinguished name.
> 
> So if you parse out that string in those terms, and require
> each of those key = value pairs to have reasonable values -
> key has no embedded spaces, value has non-zero length - then
> you should be OK.  Re-join any invalid component to its
> predecessor's value.

Don't make such assumptions when parsing DNs!
It's a major PITA in the long run.

Ciao, Michael.



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