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Downloads:

816

Downloads of v 0.1.0.0:

816

Last Update:

29 Aug 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mark Kraus

Tags:

mkraus bettertls security webcmdlets utility tls powershell

BetterTls (Install)

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0.1.0.0 | Updated: 29 Aug 2018

Downloads:

816

Downloads of v 0.1.0.0:

816

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mark Kraus

BetterTls (Install) 0.1.0.0

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Exemption:

This package has a dependency of PowerShell v5 which requires a reboot

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install BetterTls (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade BetterTls (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall BetterTls (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade bettertls-psmodule -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade bettertls-psmodule -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install bettertls-psmodule
  win_chocolatey:
    name: bettertls-psmodule
    version: '0.1.0.0'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'bettertls-psmodule' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.1.0.0'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller bettertls-psmodule
{
    Name     = "bettertls-psmodule"
    Version  = "0.1.0.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'bettertls-psmodule':
  ensure   => '0.1.0.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 31 Aug 2018.

Description

Module Information

BetterTls is a PowerShell Module to manage TLS settings for Invoke-WebRequest and Invoke-RestMethod in Windows PowerShell 5.1 and older.

In Windows PowerShell 5.1 and older, only SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 are enabled by default. Many modern APIs, including GitHub, have begun moving to support only TLS 1.2. If you attempt to use those APIs with Invoke-WebRequest and/or Invoke-RestMethod you will received the following error:

> Invoke-RestMethod : The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.
> At line:1 char:1
> + Invoke-RestMethod https://api.github.com/repositories/49609581/issues ...
> + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (System.Net.HttpWebRequest:HttpWebRequest) [Invoke-RestMethod], WebException
> + FullyQualifiedErrorId : WebCmdletWebResponseException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.InvokeRestMethodCommand
>
> Invoke-WebRequest : The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.
> At line:1 char:1
> + Invoke-WebRequest https://api.github.com/repositories/49609581/issues ...
> + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (System.Net.HttpWebRequest:HttpWebRequest) [Invoke-WebRequest], WebException
> + FullyQualifiedErrorId : WebCmdletWebResponseException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.InvokeWebRequestCommand

This module provides best practice ways to enable and disable TLS protocols. Many module and script authors are setting these directly without prompting for user consent. That practice is dangerous as it may decrease the user's security or break access to previously working APIs. These settings affect .NET APIs beyond just Invoke-WebRequest and Invoke-RestMethod. Additionally, the settings persist for the duration of the user's PowerShell Session at the AppDomain level. These authors mean well, but may not fully understand all the implications of their actions.

The functions in this module require user consent before making changes to the TLS settings, but only when settings are actually required. If the user's settings already include the code authors desired settings, then the user is not prompted and no changes are made.

The confirmation prompts can be suppressed for automation jobs. However, when working with user facing and interactive code, the prompts should not be suppressed. This allows the user to be made aware of the changes being made to their session.

PowerShell Core 6.0.0 and later do not require this module. Invoke-WebRequest and Invoke-RestMethod are not affected by settings made to System.Net.ServicePointManager in PowerShell Core. TLS 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 are enabled by default in PowerShell Core. For more information on this and other differences please see my blog.

PACKAGE NOTES


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tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'bettertls-psmodule'

$PSversion = $PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major
if ($PSversion -lt "5")
   {
    Write-Warning "PowerShell < v5 detected."
	Write-Warning "$packageName installs via the PowerShell Gallery and thus PowerShell v5 is a prerequisite."
	Write-Warning "If PowerShell v5 was installed as a dependency, you need to reboot and reinstall this package."
	throw
   }
   
if (Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name BetterTls  -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue){
# Will fail if packageVersion is a revised version not matching module version, i.e. x.x.x.0020180101
     Update-Module "BetterTls" -RequiredVersion "$env:packageVersion" -Force
   } else {   
     Get-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -Force
     Install-Module -Name BetterTls -Scope AllUsers -RequiredVersion $env:packageVersion -AllowClobber -Force
     Import-Module BetterTls
   }   
tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = 'bettertls-psmodule'

Uninstall-Module -Name BetterTls -Force

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