?
Solved

Self signed certificate warning messages

Posted on 2012-03-29
9
Medium Priority
?
484 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
  • 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
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

 
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

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
Suggested Courses

850 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