Bug 293291 - (NSSPython) Provide python bindings for NSS: python-nss
Provide python bindings for NSS: python-nss
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python-nss (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John Dennis
Eduard Benes
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Blocks: 241704
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Reported: 2007-09-17 10:13 EDT by Daniel Riek
Modified: 2010-11-10 16:23 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: python-nss-0.8-1.el6
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2010-11-10 16:23:20 EST
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Description Daniel Riek 2007-09-17 10:13:27 EDT
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 13:20:41 EDT
This exists now in Fedora, don't see why we couldn't include it.
Comment 5 Siddharth Nagar 2009-05-12 17:01:28 EDT
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 03:26:45 EDT
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 16:23:20 EST
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.

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