If we need to access the internet via a proxy server, we should set proxy properly when making HTTP requests using the Requests package.

Here is a simple code sample:

import requests

proxy = {'http': "http://server_ip:port", 'https': "https:server_ip:port"}

r = requests.get(url, proxies=proxy)

In the above code, we set the proxy used for http and https services. However, when I run the above code, I see the following error:

(Caused by SSLError(SSLError(1, ‘[SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed (_ssl.c:833)'),))

To temporarily disable SSL verification (note that this is dangerous for production applications), we can add verify=False to the requests method:

r = requests.get(url, proxies=proxy)

You will see the following warnings:

InsecureRequestWarning: Unverified HTTPS request is being made. Adding certificate verification is strongly advised. See: https://urllib3.readthedocs.io/en/latest/advanced-usage.html#ssl-warnings