The problem is, that apps on OpenShift use SNI to enable custom domain
names with custom certificates. Which is a standard for a bazillion
years and the only thing that does not support it is Windows XP with IE
6 and... ehm, Python 2.
On Python 3 with request, this is completely supported. However, on
Python 2, there's a workaround needed. You'll need the following to use
SNI from requests:
On Fedora 21, for example, this is all available in the following packages: