Feature #9450


Allow overriding SSLContext options in Net::HTTP

Added by ebroder (Evan Broder) about 10 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

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While the Ruby team is hashing out the future of OpenSSL in Ruby, I thought it would be useful to add the missing hook so that end-users could control their behavior when issuing HTTP requests.

Right now it's possible to specific a specific SSL version to use, but that's actually not all that useful for interacting with the internet in general. I'd like to support the highest SSL version possible, but as many sites don't yet support e.g. TLSv1.2, I'm forced to set ssl_version to :SSLv3 or maybe :TLSv1.

A much better solution is to disable the versions I don't want, which can be done by setting, e.g., the SSL_OP_NO_SSLv2 flag to, or OpenSSL::SSL::SSLContext#options= in Ruby's bindings. However, with Net::HTTP, there's currently no way to access these option flags.

This patch adds an ssl_options attribute to Net::HTTP, which controls the options attribute on the resulting SSLContext.


Updated by shyouhei (Shyouhei Urabe) about 10 years ago

:+1: nice-to-have. Also agree that #options= is too vague in name.

Updated by ienev (Iskar Enev) over 6 years ago

Being able to exclude versions of TLS and/or add additional option flags (without monkey patching) would indeed be quite useful, especially in the cases where TLS 1.0 needs to be excluded for compliance reasons. Hopefully this issue will get some attention.

Actions #3

Updated by naruse (Yui NARUSE) over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Applied in changeset trunk|r60311.

Introduce Net::HTTP#min_version/max_version [Feature #9450]

Set SSL minimum/maximum version.


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