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A standard Python library that abstracts away differences among multiple cloud provider APIs. For more information and documentation, please see

Project description

Apache libcloud - a unified interface into the cloud

The goal of this project is to create a basic yet functional standard library
into various cloud providers.

Apache libcloud is an Apache project, see <> for
more information.

For API documentation and examples, see:

Important Security Note

Python's built-in SSL module does not do certificate validation.

To address this, we've introduced the module with tunable

View the entire guide at: <>

Enabling SSL Certificate Check

import = True

# optionally, add to CA_CERTS_PATH"/path/to/your/cacerts.txt")

CA_CERTS_PATH contains common paths to CA bundle installations on the
following platforms:

* openssl on CentOS/Fedora
* ca-certificates on Debian/Ubuntu/Arch/Gentoo
* ca_root_nss on FreeBSD
* curl-ca-bundle on Mac OS X

Note for OS X Users

OS X root certificates are stored in the Keychain format, unlike the standard
PEM format available on other *nix platforms. For this reason, it is not
possible to include the standard OS X root certificates with CA_CERTS_PATH.

Acquiring CA Certificates

If the above packages are unavailable to you, and you don't wish to roll your
own, the makers of cURL provides an excellent resource, generated from


Please send feedback to the mailing list at <>,
or the JIRA at <>.

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