TLS verification defaults to OFF in CMake, yet there is a significant security benefit from globally setting TLS verification ON. This is accomplished via CMake variable CMAKE_TLS_VERIFY.
CMAKE_TLS_VERIFY allows a user to globally configure certificate verification. TLS verification can be an important part of cybersecurity. It’s often better to not have to worry about commands missing this parameter–just set it once. In case of suspected broken certificates, verification can then be easily switched off temporarily.
We suggest near the beginning of the CMake project: