urllib getting SSL certificate info
ghirai at ghirai.com
Tue Aug 19 22:06:30 CEST 2008
On Sunday 17 August 2008 20:15:47 John Nagle wrote:
> If you really need details from the SSL cert, you usually have to use
> M2Crypto. The base SSL package doesn't actually do much with certificates.
> It doesn't validate the certificate chain. And those strings of
> attributes you can get are ambiguious; data fields may contain unescaped
> "/", which is the field separator. I went through this last year and
> had to use M2Crypto, which is something of a headache but more or less
> John Nagle
Would you mind sharing some code? The module is pretty ugly and on top has no
docs whatsoever; got tired of reading the source...
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