firefox and bad ssl certificates

Peio Ziarsolo pziarsolo at
Wed May 7 11:03:07 UTC 2008

Jatorrizko mezua: az., 2008-05-07 10:57 +0200, egilea: Alexander Sack
> On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 10:31:19AM +0200, Peio Ziarsolo wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> > I have found different behaviours between firefox 2 and firefox3 when
> > they detect a bad ssl certificate.
> > Firefox 2, when detects the bad certificate warms you about it and give
> > you the choise to carry on.
> > Firefox 3, when detects the bad certificates, it show you a error page
> > and doesn't allow you to look at it.
> > 
> > I would like to know before report like a bug if this is a new security
> > feature or if it is just a bug. It's annoniying not be able to look at a
> > lot of web pages.
> This is a new security feature. The idea is to make users think and
> understand about what they are doing by replacing the useless
> click-through dialog by something that users actually has to read.
But for power user that know the significance of a bad certificate it's
annoniying add exceptions (this morning I have to add 3 esceptions).

Is there any key to toogle off this new feature? It'd be great if you
could choose beetwen the actual method or a warning in the address bar,
for example paintin it in red.

Thanks for the soon answer.

> If you look closely at the error page you are suggested to "add an
> exception ..."; if you follow that link you should be able to get the
> certificate and grand temporary/permanent exception for it.
> In next firefox update the page will change a bit so users don't
> confuse it with ordinary error page anymore.
>  - Alexander
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