I'm fetching some files over HTTPS from Python and I want to verify the
server certificate. (Not just the name etc provided in certificate.)
How can I get access to this information?
urllib2 doesn't seem to provide it. Even a raw SSL socket only appears
to provide access to the CN, OU etc in string form (not the raw
I tried pycurl, which allows you to setopt(pycurl.SSL_VERIFYPEER) and
VERIFYHOST, but the getinfo(pycurl.SSL_VERIFYRESULT) call always returns
0. Perhaps it's unimplememented?
I couldn't get the M2Crypto API documentation to generate; perhaps it
TLS Lite on to of M2Crypto? Something else again?