May 26, 2018
Python bindings for NSS and NSPR
python-nss is a Python binding for NSS Network Security Services and NSPR Netscape Portable Runtime. NSS provides cryptography services supporting SSL, TLS, PKI, PKIX, X509, PKCS*, etc. NSS is an alternative to OpenSSL and used extensively by major software projects. NSS is FIPS-140 certified.
NSS is built upon NSPR because NSPR provides an abstraction of common operating system services, particularly in the areas of networking and process management. Python also provides an abstraction of common operating system services but because NSS and NSPR are tightly bound, python-nss exposes elements of NSPR.