perlponderer perlponderer - 26 days ago 4
Python Question

SSLError with PRAW?

I'm trying to get started with PRAW but I'm having issues using login().

I have the following piece of code:

import praw

r = praw.Reddit('This is a test bot')
r.login('myRedditUsername','password')


And I get the following error:

requests.exceptions.SSLError: [Errno 1] _ssl.c:503: error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed


Is there a way around this outside of disabling SSL?

Answer

According to praw SSLError during login from shared hosting:

It appears that your host doesn't have the proper SSL certificates installed. You can disable using SSL (not recommended) by adding

r.config._ssl_url = None

after you create the PRAW object.