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I have written a CGI script to start my discord bot and output any errors that may occur, and I keep getting this error:

ssl.SSLCertVerificationError: [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed: unable to get local issuer certificate (_ssl.c:997)

The full traceback is at https://pastebin.com/jWBLn6x0, sorry everything has the word "line" appended before it, it was how my script outputted the log.
If anyone could help that would be great!

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We do have a tutorial about Discord bots, but it was written when we still used cPanel, so it may need to be adapted.

Anyway, here it goes: https://wiki.helionet.org/tutorials/discord-bot

Since I'm not a Python programmer, I am unable to help much further than that.


@rsa16, I talked with our staff about your case, and one of our root admins recommend that you use that code to solve your error:

import certifi
os.environ["SSL_CERT_FILE"] = certifi.where()


Edited by Kairion
Including possible solution.
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Yeah, that's the exact tutorial I saw. I tried to get it to work on Plesk and I got pretty far except I encountered that error, and now I'm basically clueless. I think it has something to do with an outdated certificate but I'm not sure.

Sorry, I didn't refresh my page and see your edit, thanks for the solution, I'll try and see if it works!

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didn't refresh page and see the other edit
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