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Id: 95996
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: libwww-perl

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: ppisar [...]

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Broken in: 6.06
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Subject: Provide an LWP environment variable and command line option to disable certificate verification
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There is no way how to disable certificate verification currently. The PERL_LWP_SSL_VERIFY_HOSTNAME controls hostname verification only. This is a request to add a new environment variable (e.g. PERL_LWP_SSL_VERIFY_CERTIFICATE) and a command line option for lwp-request tool to be able to issue requests even if server certificate cannot be positively verified (e.g. unknown certificate issuer or expired certificate). Similar LWP::UserAgent->ssl_opts option "verify_certificate" (resembling "verify_hostname" option) could be introduced too. See <> for a discussion.

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