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Old 12-10-2007, 07:45 AM   #1
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libprs500 Website Certificate Error

Hi

Whenever I try to access any of the website pages for libprs500 my web browser (IE7 running under Vista) refuses to connect, saying there is a Certificate error. There is a link which allows me to view the webpage, but Microsoft warns me strongly that I shouldn't click it!

Is this a temporary problem? Is it just me?

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Old 12-10-2007, 08:30 AM   #2
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It's just Microsoft erring on the 'paranoid' side when presented with a self-certified certificate!

The problem is that to have a certificate that's 'signed' by one of the "chains of trust" already known to IE costs the site owner non-trivial amounts of money. That's OK if you're making serious money from the web-site, but doesn't fit the requirements of the hobbyist/open-source developer, so if they want to use https (to encrypt the data between their users browsers & their site) they have to use certificates that IE doesn't 'know'. As a result, IE shows the messages you refer to!

Personally, I've told Firefox to accept it permanently & have no concerns about doing so.

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Old 12-10-2007, 08:45 AM   #3
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Same advice here : Firefox has a much better way to deal with this problem
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:06 AM   #4
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Thanks to both, I will bash my IE7 into submission
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