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LingK
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This Connection is Untrusted

I have a server that is set up to use HTTPS. Every time I go to my site its comes up This Connection is Untrusted asking me to confirm security exception. I click "I Understand The Risk" then "Add Exception". Now it wont let me confirm until I uncheck the "Permanently Store Exception" box. Is there any way to store that site. I have tried Tools>Options>Security>Exceptions and no good. When using Reg. Firefox 7.0.1 it will let me store it and not ask again. Is there any way I can go and copy the exception from the Reg. install at home? It is my site with my certificate so I know its safe.

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Works For Me

Works For Me. You might wanna try something - when you're confirming the exception, change the link to the root of your website (www.website.com) and click on Get certificate. Then confirm the exception. If that doesn't fix it, copying the cert_override.txt file from your local Firefox profile to FirefoxPortable\Data\profile\ should work. Wink Take care.

Oh, and that Exceptions page you were looking at doesn't have the ability to change/view the settings you were after...

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tsttm
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same here

This is a problem for me as well, i don't know if it's due to the same reason, but I constantly get connection is untrusted and even if I click add exception & permanently saves, it never does. Also, I have xmarks & lastpass add ons & whenever I start ff portable, I get messages saying invalid security certificate, click ok to continue. It also results in sometimes not connecting to certains pages correctly.

anyway, very annoying. for me, I'd rather find a way to just turn this off, but i've searched and haven't found anything that works.

any info/input greatly appreciated. fyi, this happens at work, but when I go home it's fine..so it's a security/work setting issue. Also, there is no local firefox so I can't try your solution & work restrictions do not allow us to install anything.

thanks.

dboki89
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Sorry to hear that

Disclaimer: I'm not the developer. Now, are you sure you added exception for the root website? (in case the link changes often; youtu.be service used to have invalid certificate with such behavior). Are you sure that cert_override.txt is not set as read only for some strange reason? Is it even there (in FirefoxPortable\Data\profile\) and does it contain the name of accepted website? Have you tried with a fresh profile? (don't forget to backup the old profile first)

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fyi, this happens at work, but when I go home it's fine..

I hope you didn't set FirefoxPortable as your default browser at home, as that would break it's portability. Hence, those settings not being read on your work machine.

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LingK
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This is exactly what I was

This is exactly what I was looking for. As soon as I get to work I will give it a shot. I was hoping there was a work around just in case adding the root of the website doesn't work. I will keep you posted. thanks so much.

LingK
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Still doesn't let click

Still doesn't let me click "Confirm Security Exception" with out UN-Checking "Permanently Store This Exception". Where can I find the cert text file. I looked everywhere in the Regular Installation of Firefox 7.0.1. Im on Win XP Pro at work here.

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'morning. It's in

'morning. It's in C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxxx.default\

For profile locations refer to https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Profiles#w_windows-2000-and-xp

Thank my insomnia/early_wake-up for this answer... Blum

Quick search found something interesting --> https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/801095

7th post suggests a different workaround that seems to work, but you could also just copy that file. So there are 2 workarounds Smile

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LingK
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That gave me the same problem

That gave me the same problem when i would go and add the cert manually in Tool>Options>advanced>View Certs>add Cert. Couldn't add the cert unless i un-checked "Store Permanently" still. But the copying over of the Cert.txt file worked like a charm. Thanks for everything guys. I don't know why it wont let me store a permanent cert. It will let me store it for that one use until i close Firefox. But that work around worked perfectly thanks again.

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