ndg-httpsclient 0.3.1

Provides enhanced HTTPS support for httplib and urllib2 using PyOpenSSL

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What's new in ndg-httpsclient 0.3.1:

  • Extended utils functions to support keyword for passing additional urllib2 handlers.
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DEVELOPED BY:
Richard Wilkinson and Philip Kershaw
HOMEPAGE:
ndg-security.ceda.ac.uk
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Internet \ HTTP (WWW)
ndg-httpsclient is a HTTPS client implementation for httplib and urllib2 based on PyOpenSSL. PyOpenSSL provides a more fully featured SSL implementation over the default provided with Python and importantly enables full verification of the SSL peer.

Installation

Installation can be performed using easy_install or pip.

Running ndg_httpclient

A simple script for fetching data using HTTP or HTTPS GET from a specified URL.

Parameter::
    url                   The URL of the resource to be fetched

Options::
    -h, --help            Show help message and exit.
    -c FILE, --certificate=FILE
                          Certificate file - defaults to $HOME/credentials.pem
    -k FILE, --private-key=FILE
                          Private key file - defaults to the certificate file
    -t DIR, --ca-certificate-dir=DIR
                          Trusted CA certificate file directory.
    -d, --debug           Print debug information - this may be useful in
                          solving problems with HTTP or HTTPS access to a
                          server.
    -f FILE, --fetch=FILE Output file
    -n, --no-verify-peer  Skip verification of peer certificate.

Last updated on September 16th, 2012

requirements

#HTTPS client #SSL implementation #PyOpenSSL #httplib #urllib2 #SSL

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