Asked By – Luke Peckham
Im using Python 2.7.3 and Requests. I installed Requests via pip. I believe it’s the latest version. I’m running on Debian Wheezy.
I’ve used Requests lots of times in the past and never faced this issue, but it seems that when making https requests with
Requests I get an
The error mentions
urllib3, but I don’t have that installed. I did install it to check if it resolved the error, but it didn’t.
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/packages/urllib3 /util/ssl_.py:79: InsecurePlatformWarning: A true SSLContext object is not available. This prevents urllib3 from configuring SSL appropriately and may cause certain SSL connections to fail. For more information, see https://urllib3.readthedocs.org/en/latest /security.html#insecureplatformwarning.
Any ideas as to why I’m getting this? I’ve checked the docs, as specified in the error message, but the docs are saying to import urllib3 and either disable the warning, or provide a certificate.
Now we will see solution for issue: SSL InsecurePlatform error when using Requests package
Use the somewhat hidden security feature:
pip install requests[security]
pip install pyOpenSSL ndg-httpsclient pyasn1
Both commands install following extra packages:
Please note that this is not required for python-2.7.9+.
pip install fails with errors, check whether you have required development packages for
python installed in your system using distribution’s package manager:
Distro list above is incomplete.
Workaround (see the original answer by @TomDotTom):
In case you cannot install some of the required development packages, there’s also an option to disable that warning:
import requests.packages.urllib3 requests.packages.urllib3.disable_warnings()
pip itself is affected by
InsecurePlatformWarning and cannot install anything from PyPI, it can be fixed with this step-by-step guide to deploy extra python packages manually.