Medusa doesn't seem to honor secure: "false"


on my system (k8ssandra 1.4.1) medusa container fails to start and return a message like the following, even though I have set “secure: false” in the yaml:

  File "/home/cassandra/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/requests/", line 514, in send
    raise SSLError(e, request=request)
requests.exceptions.SSLError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host='XXXX', port=443): Max retries exceeded with url: /k8ssandra (Caused by SSLError(SSLError(1, '[SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed (_ssl.c:852)'),))