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Python plugin unable to connect to HTTPS URL
Posted by: Karsten Wutzke
Date: November 11, 2020 03:34AM


I have the following Python 2 script to connect to some HTTPS resource, pretty much taken from using urllib2, because urllib doesn't seem to be able to handle HTTPS at all (see

import sys
from urllib2 import Request, urlopen, HTTPError, URLError

from mforms import *
from wb import *

class Logger:

    def __init__(self):

    def write(self, s):
        """Causes the standard prints to be seen in the standard WB log (./log/wb.log)."""
        grt.log_info('print', s)

# install print logger
sys.stdout = Logger()

# define this Python module as a GRT module
ModuleInfo = DefineModule(name='JpaEntities', author='Mr X', version='1.0.Beta')

                   caption="JPA Entities",
@ModuleInfo.export(grt.INT, grt.classes.db_Catalog)
def generate_jpa_annotated_classes(catalog):
    """Entry method for the plugin."""

    print("Executing generate_jpa_annotated_classes(catalog)... ")

    url = "";  # this doesn't work
    # url = "";  # this works

        req = Request(url)
        script = urlopen(req).read()
    except HTTPError as he:
        script = "HTTPError: " + he.getcode()
    except URLError as ue:
        script = "URLError: " + ue.reason + ", " + ue.message

    print("Loaded:\n\n" + script)


This gives me an error when executing the plugin (wb.log):

	Installed video RAM: -2048 MB
	Current video mode: 3840 x 1600 x 4294967296 Farben
	Used bit depth: 32
	Driver version:
	Installed display drivers: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvlt.inf_amd64_7f06ea667a45eb6e\nvldumdx.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvlt.inf_amd64_7f06ea667a45eb6e\nvldumdx.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvlt.inf_amd64_7f06ea667a45eb6e\nvldumdx.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nvlt.inf_amd64_7f06ea667a45eb6e\nvldumdx.dll
	Current user language: Deutsch (Deutschland)

10:11:19 [INF][      Workbench]: UI is up
10:11:20 [WRN][            grt]: C:\Users\Kawu\AppData\Roaming\MySQL\Workbench/bbstats.mwbd/document.mwb.xml:17230: link '{ED75E1F2-667B-4B8A-945E-8185BB0066EE}' <object > key= could not be resolved
10:11:20 [WRN][            grt]: C:\Users\Kawu\AppData\Roaming\MySQL\Workbench/bbstats.mwbd/document.mwb.xml: skipping element 'link' in unserialized document, line 17230Running the application
10:11:22 [INF][ Canvas backend]: Found OpenGL version for this view: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 443.32
10:11:23 [INF][          print]: Executing generate_jpa_annotated_classes(catalog)... 
10:11:23 [INF][          print]: Loaded:

URLError: unknown url type: https,

What's wrong? No support for HTTPS? Really? Or what is it?

I actually MUST connect to my Github repo, but without HTTPS, this is not going to work nor is it clever. *shrug*

Is there any way to get it done, that is, without installing some additional modules etc.?


PS: the Logger class plus sys.stdout = Logger() is important to make the inbuilt print function actually write into wb.log!

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