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Difference between revisions of "Firefox 3 and self-signed certificates"

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Firefox 3 displays a very different error message if it comes across a web page that has:
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deprecated content - see https://go.middlebury.edu/tdx for software support
* an expired certificate
 
* a self-signed certificate (Examples: http://go.middlebury.edu/files or http://go.middlebury.edu/spam)
 
  
Here is a sample such message:
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[[Category:TDXNO]]
 
 
<pre>
 
Secure Connection Failed
 
shark.middlebury.edu uses an invalid security certificate.
 
The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown.
 
(Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)
 
* This could be a problem with the server's configuration,
 
  or it could be someone trying to impersonate the server.
 
* If you have connected to this server successfully in the past,
 
  the error may be temporary, and you can try again later.
 
 
 
Or you can add an exception...
 
</pre>
 
 
 
If you trust the website (if it is, for example, a Middlebury College site/page), you can safely use the "add an exception" option at the bottom:
 
* Click on the text "Or you can add an exception..."
 
* Click on "Add Exception"
 
* Click on "Get Certificate"
 
* Click on "Confirm Security Exception"
 
 
 
After this, Firefox will not display the scary error message.
 

Latest revision as of 09:58, 28 July 2022

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