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Mozilla::CA - Mozilla's CA cert bundle in PEM format


    use IO::Socket::SSL;
    use Mozilla::CA;

    my $host = "";
    my $client = IO::Socket::SSL->new(
        PeerHost => "$host:443",
        SSL_verify_mode => 0x02,
        SSL_ca_file => Mozilla::CA::SSL_ca_file(),
        || die "Can't connect: $@";

    $client->verify_hostname($host, "http")
        || die "hostname verification failure";


Mozilla::CA provides a copy of Mozilla's bundle of Certificate Authority certificates in a form that can be consumed by modules and libraries based on OpenSSL.

The module provide a single function:


Returns the absolute path to the Mozilla's CA cert bundle PEM file.



For the bundled Mozilla CA PEM file the following applies:

    The contents of this file are subject to the Mozilla Public License Version 1.1 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

    Software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing rights and limitations under the License.

    The Original Code is the Netscape security libraries.

    The Initial Developer of the Original Code is Netscape Communications Corporation. Portions created by the Initial Developer are Copyright (C) 1994-2000 the Initial Developer. All Rights Reserved.

    Alternatively, the contents of this file may be used under the terms of either the GNU General Public License Version 2 or later (the "GPL"), or the GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1 or later (the "LGPL"), in which case the provisions of the GPL or the LGPL are applicable instead of those above. If you wish to allow use of your version of this file only under the terms of either the GPL or the LGPL, and not to allow others to use your version of this file under the terms of the MPL, indicate your decision by deleting the provisions above and replace them with the notice and other provisions required by the GPL or the LGPL. If you do not delete the provisions above, a recipient may use your version of this file under the terms of any one of the MPL, the GPL or the LGPL.

The Mozilla::CA distribution itself is available under the same license.