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.
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.
If a trusted certification authority did not sign the security certificate, you can manually add the authority.
To manually add an authority
- Click the Certificate Error button in the Internet Explorer address bar of the Certificate Error page.
- Click View Details.
- Select the root certificate in the Certification Path tab, and then click View Certificate.
- 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?:
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