Kumar Nitin Kumar Nitin - 2 months ago 21
Python Question

SSLError: sslv3 alert handshake failure

I'm making the following call to branch.io

import requests
req = requests.get('https://bnc.lt/m/H3XKyKB3Tq', verify=False)

It works fine in my local machine but fails in the server.

SSLError: [Errno 1] _ssl.c:504: error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure

Openssl versions:

local: OpenSSL 0.9.8zg 14 July 2015

server: OpenSSL 0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 01 Jul 2008


local: 2.7.10
server: 2.7.6

Branch io server connection:

Chrome verified that DigiCert SHA2 Secure Server CA issued this website's certificate. The server did not supply any Certificate Transparency information.

I tried urllib2, but the result was same. Any help?


Jyo de Lys has identified the problem. The problem is described here and the solution is here. Following is what I did to get this working:
1. easy_install pyOpenSSL
2. easy_install ndg-httpsclient 3. easy_install pyasn1

If you're getting this error while using urllib2, you'll need to upgrade to python 2.7.9 or later too.