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Provides enhanced HTTPS support for httplib and urllib2 using PyOpenSSL

Project description

This 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.

* Added ndg.httpsclient.utils.fetch_stream_from_url function and added
parameter for data to post in open_url and fetch_* methods.
* fix to ndg.httpsclient.utils module _should_use_proxy and open_url functions

* added support for SSL verification with subjectAltNames using pyasn1
* fixed minor bug - SSL cert DN prefix matching

Initial release

This has been developed and tested for Python 2.6 and 2.7 with pyOpenSSL 0.13.
Note that proxy support is only available from Python 2.6.2 onwards. pyasn1 is
required for correct SSL verification with subjectAltNames.

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.

url The URL of the resource to be fetched

-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
-p FILE, --post-data-file=FILE
POST data file
-f FILE, --fetch=FILE Output file
-n, --no-verify-peer Skip verification of peer certificate.

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