Login to an API using ssl certificate
Hello, I'm new to Pythonista and file handling on iPad.
I have a script that works on Windows which I have managed to copy into Pythonista. It uses requests.post to call an api to login using ssl.
I can't work out how to copy the ssl certificate and key files to the iPad so that I can pass them to the API using the cert parameter.
Could I humbly request some help with what is probably blindingly obvious but which I can't see?
JonB last edited by JonB
You can copy the files in a number of ways. Dropbox, email as plaintext, ftp (either ftplib, or using stash ftp command). you could host them on a webserver, or create a private gist (then use the share menu to share to pythonista).
Thank you for responding. But I'm afraid I need a little more info.
If I have the files on dropbox, say they are called uname.crt and uname.pem, how would I specify the path in the cert parameter?
ccc last edited by ccc
Try putting them in the same directory as the script you want to run. https://gist.github.com/omz/fb180c58c94526e2c40b You can get the iOS path to the current script with:
Thanks, I'll try that. Because of other commitments it may be Saturday before I can have a go though so no feedback for a bit sorry. Cheers in advance!
The script at github appears to be Python 2.7 and I'm having great difficulty converting to 3.5. Can you point me to a 3.5 version please?
ccc last edited by
Under the wrench icon in Pythonista there is an option that does the 2 to 3 conversion for you.
omz last edited by
@chrisiwyg If you can't get the script converted to Python 3 for whatever reason, you can also just use the Python 2.7 interpreter. I mention this because a lot of people seem to think that Pythonista 3 only supports Python 3.5, but that's not the case.
To override the default interpreter just once, simply tap and hold the "run" button, and a "run with Python 2.7" option will appear. Alternatively, you can insert
#! python2as the first line of the script to tell Pythonista that it should run it with Python 2.7 by default.
chrisiwyg last edited by chrisiwyg
Thank you JonB for suggesting Dropbox, ccc for suggesting how to get the path from file and thank you omz for describing how to run python 2 in pythonista 3.
My script now works on iPad, a transition which I thought would be much harder to achieve than it was.
Pythonista was recommended to me by someone who actually works in IT, not a recreational programmer like myself. In my short time using it I must say that I'm impressed by how easy it is to use. I love how the script editor works. And this forum is the business!