Certificate problems

Posted on 2009-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi and thanks in advance for your comments.
I have a question how can I remove the FF3 status of:
"This website does not supply....." well actually I have a certificate and never get noticed of my problem. I tried to find some answers about this but nothing is clear on the way how to fix that, or my only solution is to get a new certificate compatible wth the FF3 standards?
Thanks again.
Question by:ivansao
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    Expert Comment

    are you talking about self-signed cert?
    I.g. you can click on "don't ask/show again" for such messages, which obviously subverts the security, somehow :)

    Author Comment

    Thanks, but the question goes tomore like, where and what type of certificate should I get, to have a verified certificate, like or even
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    I'm not quite sure what you're asking.  The basics are two types of certificates: the standard SSL and "extended verification" certificate.

    The standard SSL can be purchased at any number of vendors (Geotrust, et al), or even created and signed by your own system.  The basis of the cert is that another entity (the certificate authority, or CA) is verifying your identify.  The certificate you purchase from them is signed by them.  Browser clients come with a pre-defined store of automatically trusted CAs.  When your certificate is signed by one of them, that means the client's browser trusts that you are who you say you are because this other person said so, too.  With a self-signed certificate, you're also the CA.

    With extended verification, you actually go through a much more in-depth process to prove your identity.  This can include physical location verification, notarized documentation, etc.  It's supposed to be the next big thing, but it is not really catching on from what I've seen.  A normal SSL certificate should do just fine.

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the reply.
    I currently have one basic certificate, what I would like to know more precisely is how do I start that extended verification process? Where should I get one? and all that related info.
    If you go to any site with a basic certificate, you will get the Firefox standard message, but if for example you go to one of the sites I mentioned first, you get a nice green bar next to the url.
    Thanks for your help.
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    by:Steve Bink
    Try here:

    I'm pretty sure wikipedia does not sell certs, but the next few results should give you a starting point.

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