1) Python 2.5 doesn't have the ssl module installed (2.6 does) -- so you need to install it from PyPI. The current version for ssl is 1.15.
2) By default, SSL cert validation is disabled in libcloud.
If you open a connection to a provider you get:
UserWarning: SSL certificate verification is disabled, this can pose a
security risk. For more information how to enable the SSL certificate
verification, please visit the libcloud documentation.
To get past the warning, you need to enable SSL cert validation and also provide a path to a file containing common CA certificates (if you don't have that file, you can download cacert.pem from http://curl.haxx.se/docs/caextract.html for example). Add these lines before opening a connection:
import libcloud.security libcloud.security.VERIFY_SSL_CERT = True libcloud.security.CA_CERTS_PATH.append("/path/to/cacert.pem")As an aside, the libcloud wiki page on SSL is very helpful and I used it to figure out what to do.
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