Feature #9450

Allow overriding SSLContext options in Net::HTTP

Added by ebroder (Evan Broder) almost 7 years ago. Updated about 3 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.


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