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Title: xmlrpc.client.ServerProxy() should accept a custom SSL context parameter
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.5, Python 2.7
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: alex, benjamin.peterson, christian.heimes, desbma, dstufft, giampaolo.rodola, janssen, pitrou, python-dev
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2014-11-27 20:23 by desbma, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

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issue22960.diff alex, 2014-11-30 02:47
issue22960-3.diff alex, 2014-11-30 04:08 review
Messages (7)
msg231778 - (view) Author: desbma (desbma) * Date: 2014-11-27 20:23
When using xmlrpc.server it is possible (despite being intrusive) to use a custom SSL context, ie:

import ssl
import xmlrpc.server

rpc_server = xmlrpc.server.SimpleXMLRPCServer(...)
ssl_context = ssl.SSLContext()
# setup the context ...
rpc_server.socket = ssl_context.wrap_socket(rpc_server.socket, ...)

However it is not possible (unless using some ugly monkey patching, which I am ashamed of writing) to do the same for xmlrpc.client.

xmlrpc.client.ServerProxy() could accept a context constructor, and pass it to the SafeTransport instance, and then to the http.client.HTTPSConnection instance (

I would allow passing a SSL context more secure than the default one, and thus improve security.
msg231880 - (view) Author: Alex Gaynor (alex) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-11-30 02:47
Attached is a patch for 2.7
msg231882 - (view) Author: Benjamin Peterson (benjamin.peterson) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-11-30 03:20
I suppose I should ask you to write a test. Of course, HTTPS doesn't seem to be tested at all right now (see the attractive "FIXME: mostly untested" comment in SafeTransport.) Maybe, it's easier now, though, using the code in Lib/test/
msg231883 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2014-11-30 03:57
New changeset 62bd574e95d5 by Benjamin Peterson in branch '2.7':
add context parameter to xmlrpclib.ServerProxy (#22960)
msg231884 - (view) Author: Alex Gaynor (alex) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-11-30 04:08
Attached patch fixes it for Python3.
msg231885 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2014-11-30 04:34
New changeset 4b00430388ad by Benjamin Peterson in branch '3.4':
add context parameter to xmlrpclib.ServerProxy (#22960)

New changeset 2a126ce6f83e by Benjamin Peterson in branch 'default':
merge 3.4 (#22960)
msg231888 - (view) Author: desbma (desbma) * Date: 2014-11-30 11:55
Thank you
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:58:10adminsetgithub: 67149
2014-11-30 11:55:59desbmasetmessages: + msg231888
2014-11-30 04:37:20benjamin.petersonsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
2014-11-30 04:34:36python-devsetmessages: + msg231885
2014-11-30 04:08:12alexsetfiles: + issue22960-3.diff

messages: + msg231884
2014-11-30 03:57:24python-devsetnosy: + python-dev
messages: + msg231883
2014-11-30 03:20:52benjamin.petersonsetnosy: + benjamin.peterson
messages: + msg231882
2014-11-30 02:47:15alexsetfiles: + issue22960.diff
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messages: + msg231880
2014-11-27 20:30:59alexsetnosy: + janssen, pitrou, giampaolo.rodola, christian.heimes, alex, dstufft

versions: + Python 2.7
2014-11-27 20:23:06desbmacreate