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The MyProxyClient Python package has been developed as part of development activities for the  NERC DataGrid Security system. This work has been supported over the past year (2007-2008) by  OMII-UK.

The implementation is based on the  myproxy_logon script developed by Tom Uram of ANL. Rather than binding to the  MyProxy C libraries, it uses the M2Crypto Python OpenSSL library wrapper to make calls to a MyProxy server following the  MyProxy protocol.


1.2.0 30 Sept 2010

  • important fix for SSL peer verification. Verify callback for OpenSSL.SSL.Context.set_verify was not enforcing the pre-verify OK code passed to it. This means that when a DN was set as accepted it would ignore any possible error caused in verification of the server certs CA certificate chain.
  • added myproxyclient console script contributed by Stephen Pascoe.

1.1.0 2 June 2010

  • added bootstrap capability to initialise client CA certificate set-up to trust the server's SSL certificate.

1.0 26 April 2010

  • This version includes a new method getTrustRoots to support the ability to download the CA certificates for a given MyProxy server (command=7 - see:
  • 1.0 switches from M2Crypto to PyOpenSSL for its OpenSSL wrapper.
  • A put method is included as a stub only. Unfortunately, the PyOpenSSL X.509 Extensions interface doesn't support the proxyCertInfo extension type needed for creating proxy certificates.


MyProxyClient is available from PyPI:

$ easy_install MyProxyClient



Retrieve credentials from a MyProxy server running at myproxy.localhost on the default port:

>>> from myproxy.client import MyProxyClient
>>> myproxy = MyProxyClient(hostname='myproxy.localhost')
>>> credentials = myproxy.logon('myusername', 'mypassword', bootstrap=True)

credentials is a tuple containing certificate(s) and private key as strings. The bootstrap flag bootstraps the trust roots for the server downloading the CA certificate(s) to ~/.globus/certificates.

Console Script

Call from the command line.

$ myproxyclient logon -s -o ~/creds.pem

Only the logon command is currently supported for this console script. Other commands may be added in future releases.


epydoc generated  documentation is available at the Python package site.

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