Matlab websave uses weboptions to control HTTP behavior, including Timeout and SSL Certificate. SSL certificate checking can add security to web operations. Some systems may need environment variable SSL_CERT_FILE for Matlab’s vendored cURL.
As a last resort, certificate checking can be turned off, but this opens up code / file integrity and concomitant security issues. Instead of disabling certificate checking set environment variable SSL_CERT_FILE to the actual certificate location. This example sets reply timeout to 15 seconds and specifies custom SSL certificate location when environment variable SSL_CERT_FILE is set.
if isfile(getenv("SSL_CERT_FILE")) web_opts = weboptions('CertificateFilename', getenv("SSL_CERT_FILE"), 'Timeout', 15); else web_opts = weboptions('Timeout', 15); end websave(saved_file, url, opts);
Alternative: cURL with Matlab