Disabling SSL verification for certain ruby client libraries

April 9, 2014

There are times, when you want to disable SSL verification. For example, when you connect to a HTTPS server with an self-signed certificate.

(Yes, the proper way to deal with this would be importing the certificate. But let’s face it: developers are lazy sometimes.)

To disable verification for HTTPClient (for example in the neography gem):

neo_client = Neography::Rest.new

Disabling SSL verification in Faraday (for example used in the elasticsearch gem):

client = Elasticsearch::Client.new
client.transport.connections.first.connection.instance_variable_set :@ssl, { verify: false }
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