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From "Jerry Chen (JIRA)" <>
Subject [libcloud] [jira] Resolved: (LIBCLOUD-65) SSL verification should be on (now available in base python).
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2011 03:35:46 GMT


Jerry Chen resolved LIBCLOUD-65.

       Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version/s: 0.4.1
         Assignee: Jerry Chen

SSL Certificate Name Verification is now available via the module.

> SSL verification should be on (now available in base python).
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LIBCLOUD-65
>                 URL:
>             Project: Libcloud
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Michael De La Rue
>            Assignee: Jerry Chen
>             Fix For: 0.4.1
> In drivers/ there is the following warning.
> # WARNING: Python's built-in SSL does not do certificate validation.  As
> # such, one cannot be sure of the other end of the conversation with any
> # sufficient authority.  If you are in a position to be exploited (i.e., on
> # an untrusted network), be cautious with SSL connections.  This is an issue
> # with upstream Python (see for details)
> # and not with libcloud.
> in the issue referenced ( it's said that the bug is
now fixed and there is even a link to a backport of the module needed to do proper SSL enforcing.
> The functionality to enforce secure SSL connections should now be enforced by default
and a warning issued if the module isn't available.  
> I'm not filing this as a bug because the lack of verification is documented and expected,
but it could certainly be seen as a bit "surprising" so it would be a good idea to fix this.

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