[python] InsecurePlatformWarning: A true SSLContext object is not available. This prevents urllib3 from configuring SSL appropriately

Tried to perform REST GET through python requests with the following code and I got error.

Code snip:

import requests
header = {'Authorization': 'Bearer...'}
url = az_base_url + az_subscription_id + '/resourcegroups/Default-Networking/resources?' + az_api_version
r = requests.get(url, headers=header)

Error:

/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.
  InsecurePlatformWarning

My python version is 2.7.3. I tried to install urllib3 and requests[security] as some other thread suggests, I still got the same error.

Wonder if anyone can provide some tips?

This question is related to python rest ssl

The answer is


If you are not able to upgrade your Python version to 2.7.9, and want to suppress warnings,

you can downgrade your 'requests' version to 2.5.3:

pip install requests==2.5.3

Bugfix disclosure / Warning introduced in 2.6.0


The docs give a fair indicator of what's required., however requests allow us to skip a few steps:

You only need to install the security package extras (thanks @admdrew for pointing it out)

$ pip install requests[security]

or, install them directly:

$ pip install pyopenssl ndg-httpsclient pyasn1

Requests will then automatically inject pyopenssl into urllib3


If you're on ubuntu, you may run into trouble installing pyopenssl, you'll need these dependencies:

$ apt-get install libffi-dev libssl-dev

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