The following code will disable SSL verification when using Open SSL.
OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_PEER = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE
It is probably not a good idea to do this in production. But if you are just testing on your development machine it might come in handy.
You can add this to your Rails project in development environment like so...
# Add to config/application.rb if Rails.env.development? OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_PEER = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE end