[Project_owners] auto certificate acceptance

Konstantin Svist fry.kun at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 17:58:43 PST 2007

The browser only asks this if the certificate is not authenticated by a 
known CA (Certificate Authority)

You need to purchase an SSL certificate from a CA - then the browser 
will not pop up a dialog and will open the page right away.

The message does not convey too well to the user that the certificate in 
question has a problem - either it was self-issued (which, incidentally, 
is perfectly okay for internal use, e.g. connecting to a computer on 
your own network) or has already expired.

I bought a certificate from godaddy last year - it was pretty cheap 
(about $20/year)

Hope this helps

Preet Shihn wrote:
> So, when I visit a https web site with a certificate, it asks for "do 
> you want to accept certificate" or "do you want to accept certificate 
> permanently", something along those lines....
> Is there a way to hook up into a mozilla service so that instead of 
> popping that dialog, it automatically accepts the certificate?
> Maybe I would have to implement some sort service provider that is 
> called to handle these dialogs, and I return back a value indicating 
> "accept this certificate".
> Somehow, I have a feeling it would be much more complicated.
> Any ideas/infor related to this would be appreciated.
> Merci !
> Preet
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