Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Firefox SSL Certificates

Using Firefox 3. Very simply, I know that Redhat’s main website ( works perfectly fine. However when I exclude the “www”, and go to the same website:, apparently something is wrong?

I see Secure Connection Failed. (Should I be concerned???) So I click the “add exception link…” … which turns into button … So I click the “Add Exception…” Button … which opens a dialog So I click the “Get Certificate” Button So I can enable the “Confirm Security Exception” Button, so I can click on that.

Who is the genius who came up with that work flow?

Is this misleading? Confusing? I wonder … but you decide for yourself.

I will simply say it is annoying as hell.

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Opinion, Security, Software,


  • Jeff Schiller on August 19, 2008 - 12:12 PM

    Agreed - incredibly annoying. I’ve already gotten ‘bit’ by this a few times on internal websites at work. The first time around, I thought that the link was invalid (didn’t pay attention to the error page from Firefox).