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Re: Self-signed certificate behavior.

From: Gervase Markham
Subject: Re: Self-signed certificate behavior.
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 12:22:32 +0100
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Giuseppe Scrivano wrote:
> do you think it is possible to have these changes directly in Mozilla
> Firefox?  Self-signed certificates, IMHO, should be handled in a less
> scaring way for users because as Nat already showed, they are not less
> secure than unencrypted sites.

Please see this blog post:
for the rationale behind the current UI. In the comments, Jesse Ruderman
links to an explanation of why we can't just treat self-signed like
http, or switch to an SSH-like model.

> To all: does anybody know of an open certificate authority which issues
> certificates for free?  There is really need for such service?



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