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Re: How to handle CA certificate bundles in portable application bundles (e.g., AppImages)?

From: Daniel Stenberg via curl-library <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2022 09:44:27 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 2 Jun 2022, TheAssassin via curl-library wrote:

> One thing that would be nice to have as well is to compile in the value used
> in CURL_CA_BUNDLE_AUTODETECT and expose it via the API as well.

> This would allow applications to benefit from the list without having to
> maintain it themselves.

You mean the list of paths in SEARCH_CA_BUNDLE_PATHS (in CMakeLists.txt) ?

I'm not at all convinced it is libcurl's job to do that. I think it's one
thing to try to find the default CA bundle when you build curl, it's a
completely differerent thing to provide a (what will be perceived as)
"blessed" list to users indicating that this is a complete or even a good way
to go about this search.

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Received on 2022-06-02