validating HTTPS certificates?

Heikki Toivonen hjtoi-better-remove-before-reply at
Mon Jun 29 14:22:37 EDT 2009

Andras.Horvath at wrote:
> I'm in the process of picking a language for a client application that
> accesses a HTTPS (actually SOAP) server.  This would be easy enough in
> Python, but I came across a strange fact: neither httplib nor urllib
> offer the possibility to actually verify the server's certificate.

Right, stdlib does not do this for you automatically. You'd either need
to write that code yourself, or use a third party library. I wrote a
long post about this when 2.6 came out:

  Heikki Toivonen

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