I was using cURL on my localhost for the longest time and all the sudden I noticed it no longer works unless I explictly set the option,
I have no idea how/when this changed but I'm using NGINX and PHP and I can verify that this is not a specific issue to a specific requested host. I'm getting blank responses from
Anyone have any thoughts?
Thanks to Dave Chen's suggestions, I realized I must have misplaced my certificate. The problem is solved by this certificate which is provided by the cURL creator (extracted from Mozilla): https://curl.haxx.se/ca/cacert.pem
So after downloading this cacert.pem file into your project, in PHP you can now do this:
Alternatively, this can be set globally by adding the following to your php.ini