[Haskell-cafe] SSL support for hackage and cabal

Scott Lawrence bytbox at gmail.com
Sat Nov 2 19:30:07 UTC 2013


On the other side: cabal, at least, uses the HTTP package, and I've been 
(slowly) working on adding SSL support.

On Sat, 2 Nov 2013, Eli Frey wrote:

> Hello all,
> It recently came to my attention that hackage is http only.  I would love
> to do anything I can to help hackage support https. What is the process for
> volunteering with the IHG (I imagine this is the avenue for helping with
> hackage/haskell.org).
> If the IHG is having dificulty getting an SSL certificate, GlobalSign (ful
> disclosure, they are my employer) provides free certificates to FOSS
> projects.
> here is a link: https://www.globalsign.com/ssl/ssl-open-source/
> I am also concerned that cabal does not have support for SSL, but hackage
> must come first and at least then a sufficiently paranoid person can
> download their packages over https and ad them to their cabal sandboxes.
> Cheers,
> Eli

Scott Lawrence

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