Scraping: SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED error for http://en.wikipedia.org Scraping: SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED error for http://en.wikipedia.org python python

Scraping: SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED error for http://en.wikipedia.org


Once upon a time I stumbled with this issue. If you're using macOS go to Macintosh HD > Applications > Python3.6 folder (or whatever version of python you're using) > double click on "Install Certificates.command" file. :D


to use unverified ssl you can add this to your code:

import sslssl._create_default_https_context = ssl._create_unverified_context


To solve this:

All you need to do is to install Python certificates! A common issue on macOS.

Open these files:

Install Certificates.commandUpdate Shell Profile.command

Simply Run these two scripts and you wont have this issue any more.

Hope this helps!


matomo