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ndg-httpsclient 0.3.1

Provides enhanced HTTPS support for httplib and urllib2 using PyOpenSSL

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Latest Version: 0.3.2

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.



  • extended utils functions to support keyword for passing additional urllib2 handlers.


  • 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.


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 server.
-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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