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Windows 7: Invalid certificate


26 Aug 2010   #1

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Invalid certificate

When i try to access certain webpages on google chrome internet explorer or mozilla firefox and LOG IN to them sometimes i get a message saying INvalid certificate im trying to find out a way how to disable this thing and let it be ok with invalid certifcates please help this is the one thing i couldnt find how to do and its bothering the crap out of me because my last time windows 7 machine it didnt do this and i dont understand why it is now....

here is an example
The server's security certificate is not yet valid!
You attempted to reach account.station.sony.com, but the server presented a certificate that is not yet valid. No information is available to indicate whether that certificate can be trusted. Google Chrome cannot reliably guarantee that you are communicating with account.station.sony.com and not an attacker. You should ensure that your clock and time zone are set correctly on your computer. If they are not, you should correct any issues and refresh this page. If they are correct, you should not proceed.


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26 Aug 2010   #2

 

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but the server presented a certificate that is not yet valid.
The settings you want to pay attention to our here: Internet Explorer: Tools>Internet Options>Advanced (tab)> Security(towards bottom)

Some cert errors are resolvable, some aren't. Note the following:

Expired certificates.

Microsoft Says: There is no workaround for an expired certificate. You must contact the Web site owner and request that they update the certificate.


There actually is a work around, what you do is look at the certificate by going to Internet Options, click the Content tab, and then click Certificates. Next, you find the erroneous certificate (probably in trusted root or intermediate cert ) and you double click to open it. Next, click on the Details tab and look for the valid to field. In this field you will find the date that the certificate expires on. To avoid seeing that error message, you simply set your system clock to a date before that time. Problem solved.

But, if you have not already installed the Cert, then you will need to view it first to get all that information. Every modern browser presents you with the option to examine the certificate before you install it.

Quote:
You should ensure that your clock and time zone are set correctly on your computer.
Now it should make sense why Microsoft suggest you check your system clock

Non-Matching Address

Microsoft Says:
Non-matching addresses. If the address in the security certificate does not match the Web site's address, you can clear the Warn about certificate address mismatch check box, located in the Advanced tab of the Internet Options dialog box and successfully navigate to the Web site.

Unsigned Certificate.

Microsoft Says:
If a trusted certification authority did not sign the security certificate, you can manually add the authority.

Code:
 To manually add an authority                 
                 
  1. Click the Certificate Error button in the Internet Explorer address bar of the Certificate Error page.
  2. Click View Details.
  3. Select the root certificate in the Certification Path tab, and then click View Certificate.
  4. Click Install Certificate in the General tab.
Another thing, once your cert is installed, if you still have problems, select it and then click the advanced button. You'll see a list of permissions for that cert. Look over that list and see if any permission (especially one pertaining to your purpose) is unchecked.

Want to learn more about SSL, PKI, and Certificaton Authorities?:

Event 1033 - Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) & Cert Errors

Public Key Infrastructure

Enjoy
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26 Aug 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Try getting a valid certificate...
How to Obtain a Web Site Certificate
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27 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Is the time and date correct on this particular machine?

EDIT: Sorry andyman54! I should have read your post more closely.
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