Windows – How to accept a HTTPS server’s invalid certificate in a given client machine

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A HTTPS server I'm browsing uses an invalid certificate. I want my machine to ignore this error and think that the certificate is valid. How to do that?

Best Answer

It will depend on each browser. Your server has a certificate, but each browser will display that this certificate was generated by an unknown authority.

Personally, I run a private cloud which is accessible only within my network. I know that it communicates with a secure connection and that the certificate was self generated by the server. Knowing this, I know that my connection is still encrypted but is not authorized/verified with a known agent. I will always get these errors.

However, it is not a good idea to disable the error/warning as that is no different than removing your Check Engine light bulb. Hides the problem but does not solve your root issue.

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This part will allow you to add the exception for the certificate and not display this information again while keeping the connection secured.

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