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[ How do I disable the ssl check in python 3.x? ]

I'm using urllib.request.urlretrieve to download a file to local.

urllib.request.urlretrieve(url_string,file_name)

It throws error:

ssl.CertificateError was unhandled by user code Message: hostname 'foo.net' doesn't match either of 'a248.e.akamai.net', '.akamaihd.net', '.akamaihd-staging.net', '.akamaized.net', '.akamaized-staging.net'

If you copy the url into Chrome, it will show you a notification and you need to say something like "keep going to the url".

Answer 1


Use urllib.request.urlopen with custom ssl context:

import ssl
import urllib.request

ctx = ssl.create_default_context()
ctx.check_hostname = False
ctx.verify_mode = ssl.CERT_NONE

with urllib.request.urlopen(url_string, context=ctx) as u, \
        open(file_name, 'wb') as f:
    f.write(u.read())

Alternatively, if you use requests library, it could be simpler:

import requests

with open(file_name, 'wb') as f:
    resp = requests.get(url_string, verify=False)
    f.write(resp.content)