There is a bug with https:// url.
The puthon access http:// instad of https:// what is incorrect.
The openssl-python is installed.
----------- python program
run the program above and look in /var/log/httpd
The performed reques was http (port 80), not https (port 443).
Also if openssl is not installed the request should fail,
not silently use different protocol.
this works in newer releases.