[twill] HTTPS client certificates (was Re: Twill question) (fwd)

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Sat May 27 07:58:46 PDT 2006


Oops, spot the deliberate misteka ;-)  should have been:

opener = urllib.FancyURLopener(key_file=KEY_FILE,
                                cert_file=CERT_FILE,
                                )
r = opener.open()
print r.read()


... which *does* work for me.  Sorry for the noise everybody.


John

On Sat, 27 May 2006, John J Lee wrote:

> Just forwarding this in case anybody here can shed light on this -- urllib's 
> support for SSL client certificates didn't work for me, and I'm wondering if 
> it works for anybody else...
>
>
> John
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 14:33:03 +0000 (UTC)
> From: John J Lee <jjl at pobox.com>
> To: Wayne Wang <ytwgq at sbcglobal.net>, twill at lists.idyll.org
> Subject: HTTPS client certificates (was Re: Twill question)
>
> On Fri, 26 May 2006, Wayne Wang wrote:
> [...wants https client auth...]
>
> OK, I added the necessary boilerplate to mechanize (haven't committed yet), 
> but the basic support for this that comes with Python didn't work for me on a 
> local test server I set up, so I couldn't get it working with mechanize 
> either.
>
> Wayne, and anybody else who uses client certificates and is inclined to help 
> out: could you try running this script, after replacing HTTPS_URL with a URL 
> on the secure site you're trying to access, and KEY_FILE and CERT_FILE with 
> the full filenames where you keep those?
>
> I'm afraid you have to convert the p12 file into separate PEM-format key and 
> cert files using e.g. OpenSSL:
>
> openssl pkcs12 -clcerts -nokeys -in cert.p12 -out cert.pem
> openssl pkcs12 -nocerts -in cert.p12 -out key.pem
>
>
> HTTPS_URL = "https://example.com:443/restricted/foo.html"
> KEY_FILE = r"c:\blah\blah\key.pem"
> CERT_FILE = r"c:\blah\blah\cert.pem"
>
> import urllib
> urllib.URLopener(key_file=KEY_FILE,
>                   cert_file=CERT_FILE,
>                 ) 
> r = urllib.urlopen()
> print r.read()
>
>
> John
>




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