[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

Self signed certificate warning messages

Posted on 2012-03-29
9
Medium Priority
?
482 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-01
Hi All,

I want to issue three self signed certificates.

I know how to create them, but the users browsers recieve the following message;

There is a problem with this website's security certificate.

I need to surpress this message for these three sites.
0
Comment
Question by:detox1978
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
9 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:designatedinitializer
ID: 37781086
No luck.
You'll always get that message, since these are self-signed certificates.
Get a SSL certificate from a trusted certification authority, and you're good to go.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:detox1978
ID: 37781100
Can I not add something to the trusted root authority certificate store?
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:designatedinitializer
ID: 37781109
The users' browsers will always see it's a self-signed certificate.
That's the point of using certificates. If it was that easy to bypass, it wouldn't do much good, would it?..
0
Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:detox1978
ID: 37781114
Having the user install the certificate is hardly by-passing the check.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:detox1978
ID: 37781140
This is for internal use only.  I noticed in IIS7 they have Domain Certificates.
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:designatedinitializer
designatedinitializer earned 1000 total points
ID: 37781175
Ha! Sorry about that, I didn't realized it was for internal use...
Yes, you can install the CA as a trusted root in client machines.
In IE, you click on "View Certificates" when the error appears and then follow the instructions.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:detox1978
ID: 37781237
managed to get it to work on my laptop via this guide;

http://www.robbagby.com/iis/self-signed-certificates-on-iis-7-the-easy-way-and-the-most-effective-way/


Is it possible to install the certificate via group policy?
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
motnahp00 earned 1000 total points
ID: 37781295
Yes, you can import certificates to machines via group policy.

Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Public Key Policies

For your instance, I would add the CA Root cert to Trusted Root Certification Authorities.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:detox1978
ID: 37793683
thanks
0

Featured Post

Get free NFR key for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all certified IT Pros. The license allows for the non-production use of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. It works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question