The eGenix.com pyOpenSSL Distribution includes everything you need to
get started with SSL in Python. It comes with an easy to use installer
that includes the most recent OpenSSL library versions in pre-compiled
form, making your application independent of OS provided OpenSSL libraries:
OpenSSL is an open-source implementation of the SSL/TLS protocol.
This new release of the eGenix.com pyOpenSSL Distribution updates the included pyOpenSSL version to 0.10.0 and the included OpenSSL version to 1.0.0a.
The main new features in OpenSSL 0.9.8m is the new support for RFC 5746, which addresses the SSL renegotiation problem found in earlier OpenSSL versions.
Version 0.9.8n fixes this vulnerability
Version 1.0.0 adds many new features, including
Version 1.0.0a fixes two security issues (see http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20100601.txt):
Note that it's usually better to explicitly tell OpenSSL where to look for trusted certificates via .load_verify_locations(None, certs_dir) than to rely on the above defaults using context.set_default_verify_paths()
As always, we provide binaries that include both pyOpenSSL and
the necessary OpenSSL libraries for all supported platforms: Windows
x86 and x64, Linux x86 and x64, Mac OS X PPC, x86 and x64.
Due to popular demand, we've also added .egg-file format versions of our eGenix.com pyOpenSSL Distribution for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X to the available download options. These make setups using e.g. zc.buildout and other egg-file based installers a lot easier.
Please visit the eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution page for downloads, instructions on installation and documentation of the package.
Before installing this version of pyOpenSSL, please make sure that you uninstall any previously installed pyOpenSSL version. Otherwise, you could end up not using the included OpenSSL libs.
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Marc-Andre Lemburg, eGenix.com