Bug 293291 (NSSPython)

Summary: Provide python bindings for NSS: python-nss
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: Daniel Riek <riek>
Component: python-nssAssignee: John Dennis <jdennis>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Eduard Benes <ebenes>
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Version: 6.0CC: bob.lord, borgan, dpal, ebenes, emaldona, fschwarz, jrb, mitr, notting, riek, rmccabe, rrelyea, snagar, syeghiay
Target Milestone: alphaKeywords: FutureFeature
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: python-nss-0.8-1.el6 Doc Type: Enhancement
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Description Daniel Riek 2007-09-17 14:13:27 UTC
Red Hat is standardizing user-space cryptography mainly on the nss crypto
library. Main reasons are that nss is Red Hat-co-maintained and that it has the
FIPS certification required by the government.

A blocker for broader adoption of nss is proper python bindings to be used in
the many python-based tools Red Hat Enterprise Linux contains (yum, conga,
anaconda, etc.).

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2008-10-10 17:20:41 UTC
This exists now in Fedora, don't see why we couldn't include it.

Comment 5 Siddharth Nagar 2009-05-12 21:01:28 UTC
NSS is preferred crypto library implementation in RHEL and Python is central to a lot of the tasks. Accepting for inclusion in RHEL 6

Comment 6 Felix Schwarz 2009-05-13 07:26:45 UTC
May I ask you to check if you can include also the patches floating for python-nss in rhbz (Fedora)? E.g. bug 472805 has some functionality which I definitely need for my Python projects (upgrading an existing connection to TLS).

As python-nss has no visible upstream development and a very busy primary developer, it's hard to see for me whom I should ping about this. However having a version in RHEL6 for many years that don't provide some (probably commonly needed) functionality will be a major pain for some people.

Comment 12 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 21:23:20 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.