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FireFox 52: "Your connection is not secure" - How to manage an exception ?



 
 
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Old September 11th 19, 10:03 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
R.Wieser
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Default FireFox 52: "Your connection is not secure" - How to manage an exception ?

Hello all,

Today I tried to visit a website and got an SSL "Your connection is not
secure" page instead. After clicking the "Advanced" button I got the
information that the certificate was expired ("advanced" ? My foot).

Two things:

1) All I got was an "add exception..." button, when I would have liked a
"for this session only..." one. Is there any way to enable this ?

2) I /could/ add an exception, but there is no info there to where to manage
(read: remove) the exception afterwards (so I get the same warning the next
time I'm visiting that webpage), which makes me hesitant.

Where do I manage those /exceptions/ ? There is not mentioning of them
under tools - options -advanced - certificates.

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


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Old September 11th 19, 12:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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Default FireFox 52: "Your connection is not secure" - How to manage an exception ?

In message , R.Wieser
writes:
Hello all,

Today I tried to visit a website and got an SSL "Your connection is not
secure" page instead. After clicking the "Advanced" button I got the
information that the certificate was expired ("advanced" ? My foot).


[Yes, I sometimes have the desire to advance my foot into the people who
hide such things like that (-:]

Two things:

1) All I got was an "add exception..." button, when I would have liked a
"for this session only..." one. Is there any way to enable this ?


Can't speak for v52, but in older versions, I'm used to that window
having a "remember" box - which, and I've always thought the wrong
setting for security, is ticked by default. It's low down and not
obvious.

2) I /could/ add an exception, but there is no info there to where to manage
(read: remove) the exception afterwards (so I get the same warning the next
time I'm visiting that webpage), which makes me hesitant.

Where do I manage those /exceptions/ ? There is not mentioning of them
under tools - options -advanced - certificates.


Good question. (Probably worth asking in mozilla.support.firefox on the
Mozilla server, if you haven't been subjected to one of CI's periodic
bans there of course.)

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


(Any chance of a "-- " line?)
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Old September 11th 19, 01:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
R.Wieser
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Default FireFox 52: "Your connection is not secure" - How to manage an exception ?

John,

After clicking the "Advanced" button I got the information
that the certificate was expired ("advanced" ? My foot).


[Yes, I sometimes have the desire to advance my foot into the people who
hide such things like that (-:]


Indeed.

On the other hand, the lack of information and non-scary buttons could
entice the "noobs" under us to just exit the page, and thus not subject
themselves to dangerous situations (the button to make an exception is
placed on that "advanced" subwindow)

.... though I wish that that button would just remember the previous state
(and auto-open).

Probably worth asking in mozilla.support.firefox on the Mozilla server


Hmmm... The last few times went there I was either not allowed to post or
noone responded. And that was just for technical questions, like how to use
the PR_xxx, CERT_xxx and other functions to verify a received certificate.

But ... Not trying is losing by default. :-)

Thanks for naming the specific newsgroup.

(Any chance of a "-- " line?)


:-) I've not yet taken the time to see what OEQuoteFix could mean to me.
To be honest, I'm a bit afraid that it will clash with some other stuff I
already wrapped around OE.

But even if so I most likely won't use a signature line anyway - Nothing
much that I feel that I can put in there that will be relevant for all
newsgroups.

Regards,
Rudy Wieser




"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message
...
In message , R.Wieser
writes:
Hello all,

Today I tried to visit a website and got an SSL "Your connection is not
secure" page instead. After clicking the "Advanced" button I got the
information that the certificate was expired ("advanced" ? My foot).


[Yes, I sometimes have the desire to advance my foot into the people who
hide such things like that (-:]

Two things:

1) All I got was an "add exception..." button, when I would have liked a
"for this session only..." one. Is there any way to enable this ?


Can't speak for v52, but in older versions, I'm used to that window having
a "remember" box - which, and I've always thought the wrong setting for
security, is ticked by default. It's low down and not obvious.

2) I /could/ add an exception, but there is no info there to where to
manage
(read: remove) the exception afterwards (so I get the same warning the
next
time I'm visiting that webpage), which makes me hesitant.

Where do I manage those /exceptions/ ? There is not mentioning of them
under tools - options -advanced - certificates.


Good question. (Probably worth asking in mozilla.support.firefox on the
Mozilla server, if you haven't been subjected to one of CI's periodic bans
there of course.)

Regards,
Rudy Wieser


(Any chance of a "-- " line?)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in he this is the war room!" (Dr.
Strangelove)



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Old September 11th 19, 01:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_7_]
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Default FireFox 52: "Your connection is not secure" - How to manage an exception ?

In message , R.Wieser
writes:
[]
On the other hand, the lack of information and non-scary buttons could
entice the "noobs" under us to just exit the page, and thus not subject
themselves to dangerous situations (the button to make an exception is
placed on that "advanced" subwindow)

... though I wish that that button would just remember the previous state
(and auto-open).


I'd only want it to remember the previous state _on a site basis_; I
presume that's what you mean.

Probably worth asking in mozilla.support.firefox on the Mozilla server


Hmmm... The last few times went there I was either not allowed to post or


Yes, Chris's banning algorithm is somewhat idiosyncratic ... (-:

noone responded. And that was just for technical questions, like how to use
the PR_xxx, CERT_xxx and other functions to verify a received certificate.

But ... Not trying is losing by default. :-)

Thanks for naming the specific newsgroup.

(Any chance of a "-- " line?)


:-) I've not yet taken the time to see what OEQuoteFix could mean to me.
To be honest, I'm a bit afraid that it will clash with some other stuff I
already wrapped around OE.

But even if so I most likely won't use a signature line anyway - Nothing
much that I feel that I can put in there that will be relevant for all
newsgroups.

You could put these two lines in it:
Regards,
Rudy Wieser

[]
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

So, Heresy be damned (well, it would be, wouldn't it?).
Radio Times 24-30 July 2010 (page 24)
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Old September 11th 19, 02:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
R.Wieser
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Default FireFox 52: "Your connection is not secure" - How to manage an exception ?

John,

... though I wish that that button would just remember the previous state
(and auto-open).


I'd only want it to remember the previous state _on a site basis_; I
presume that's what you mean.


:-) I ment the "advanced" information sub-window there, nothing more. In
hindsight I see I should have been a bit clearer there.

And yes, I fully expect the exceptions to be on a site-by-site basis.
Good greef, allowing /all/ sites to come in, correct certificate or not ?
Not on your life !

You could put these two lines in it:
Regards,
Rudy Wieser


:-) I've been known to, once in a /very/ long while, not to have added
that to a post - on purpose.

With friendly greetings, ( -- See what I did there :-p )
Rudy Wieser


 




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