[mod_python] modpython and SSL

Chad Maine CMaine at BroadLink.com
Tue Jun 18 10:38:41 EST 2002

An easier option would be to use mod_ssl in place of an ssl-enabled apache.
http://www.modssl.org  We use mod_python and mod_ssl together with no

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Benson [mailto:gbenson at redhat.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 8:30 AM
To: Jacques Marée
Cc: 'mod_python at modpython.org'
Subject: Re: [mod_python] modpython and SSL

On Tue, 18 Jun 2002, Jacques Marée wrote:

> We have used Apache + modpython + Python + MS-Access for a project, and
> everything works fine.
> Our client ask for a new development, but with the secure protocol SSL.
> Do you have experimented such an environment? The Apache documentation
> shows how to patch the HTTP server in order to handle SSL, but I wonder
> if modpython will continue to work. In other words, do the CGIs receive
> the same information when the httpd server uses SSL or when httpd server
> is "unsecured" ?

All your scripts should work straight out of the box unless you generate
absolute URLs (in which case you'll have to change the http to a https).
FYI CGIs and the like actually get _more_ information when SSL is running,
since a bunch of variables get set to let your scripts know what cipher is
in use and so on.

Don't forget to recompile all your modules (mod_python included) against
the SSL-patched Apache since they are binary-incompatible with each other.


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