Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 293291
Provide python bindings for NSS: python-nss
Last modified: 2010-11-10 16:23:20 EST
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,
This exists now in Fedora, don't see why we couldn't include it.
NSS is preferred crypto library implementation in RHEL and Python is central to a lot of the tasks. Accepting for inclusion in RHEL 6
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.
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.