Connection Broken by ‘SSLError(SSLError(1, ‘[SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] Certificate Verify Failed (_Ssl.c:777)’

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This happens when your machine does not have the correct certificate bundle to access the Pypi repository, or you are behind a corporate proxy that just loves to block everything!

An easy way to get around this is to edit (or create) a local pip.conf file under your home directory:


Put the following in:


index-url =
trusted-host =

As you can see, we have changed the download location to a mirror that doesn’t use HTTPS, so there will be no certificate issues.

Do note that this is NOT a general long term option, but rather something you can use to get the job done if you are well and truly stuck!