Forum: Ruby Posting to PayPal with Net::HTTPS

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Doug J. (Guest)
on 2009-03-26 03:45

I'm trying to post to PayPal using Net::HTTPS.  I found the following
script on Google which I modified slightly:

require 'net/https'
require 'uri'

- Understanding

     url = URI.parse('')
     req =
#    req.basic_auth 'jack', 'pass'
     req.set_form_data(params, ';')
     http =, url.port)
     http.use_ssl = true
     res = http.start {|http| http.request(req) }
     case res
     when Net::HTTPSuccess, Net::HTTPRedirection
       # OK

It seems to be behaving much better than any of my prior attempts; but,
still doesn't work.  I get:

warning: peer certificate won't be verified in this SSL session
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:586:in `connect': OpenSSL::SSL::SSLError
  from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:586:in `connect'
  from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:553:in `do_start'
  from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/http.rb:542:in `start'
  from ./test3.cgi:15

Can anyone suggest what I might do to tame this beast?

Thanks for any input.

         ... doug
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