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firefox safety alert

Post by holycross » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:04 pm

It happened on a single webpage of the site, but stilk posting it as alert gfelt weird
It is in french but it is about invalid certificate
"Les sites web justifient leur identité par des certificats. Firefox ne fait pas confiance à ce site, car il utilise un certificat qui n’est pas valide pour www.spectrumcomputing.co.uk. Le certificat n’est valide que pour spectrumcomputing.co.uk.

Code d’erreur : SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN"
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Re: firefox safety alert

Post by djnzx48 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:04 am

The same issue was previously brought up here: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=37&p=499#p499

It's because the security certificate isn't valid for www.spectrumcomputing.co.uk, but only for spectrumcomputing.co.uk (without the www).
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Re: firefox safety alert

Post by PeterJ » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:39 am

@holycross

Thanks for reporting this. I thought it had been fixed last time. I use Chrome and never have an issue (with or without the www).

I'm not an expert in this area, but followed a tutorial on Digital Ocean and use LetsEncrypt.

I will install Firefox and see if I can replicate the issues, and will check the LetsEncrypt forums.

If anyone is an expert in this area, please PM me. Thanks
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Re: firefox safety alert

Post by DouglasReynholm » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:29 am

I would occasionally get this problem with both desktop and Android Chrome, usually a refresh after a minute would 'solve' the issue, and only once did it persist for something like an hour. Same warning but in English. I binned Chrome for Firefox on desktop and Android around a month ago and haven't seen the issue since. Anecdotal I know but from that I suspect it's an issue at the server end and not the browser..? Also, if the message is coming up in french is there a VPN in use? I know I get my Spotify ads in French if I VPN into France.

Reading this back I feel like I'm muddying the water a bit.. :|
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Re: firefox safety alert

Post by PeterJ » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:12 am

That's a very good point @DouglasReynholm. I had assumed @holycross was in France!

Could you confirm your location and if you are using any special configuration or a VPN?

I thought I had sent a PM to @tez last time (who kindly offered to help) this was an issue, but I may well be mistaken.

Anyway it's my birthday today, so I'm off out for the day, but will do some more testing later in the week.

Thanks

Peter

Update: just send email to Tez
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Re: firefox safety alert

Post by holycross » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:09 pm

I do livein France indeed. It might be a www issue as I was reading an old message
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Re: firefox safety alert

Post by PeterJ » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:46 pm

Just an a update, I'm in touch with @tez and he is helping me out. More information in due course.
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Re: firefox safety alert

Post by spider » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:23 pm

The easy fix might be to just use a blob or three of a bit of rewrite to force it to not use it regardless.

Code: Select all

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]
Caution: Untested as I don't have an active site at this moment (long story) and it does/did not currently have a valid SSL cert anyway.
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Re: firefox safety alert

Post by Stefan » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:05 am

PeterJ wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:39 am
@holycross

Thanks for reporting this. I thought it had been fixed last time. I use Chrome and never have an issue (with or without the www).

I'm not an expert in this area, but followed a tutorial on Digital Ocean and use LetsEncrypt.

I will install Firefox and see if I can replicate the issues, and will check the LetsEncrypt forums.

If anyone is an expert in this area, please PM me. Thanks
The problem I'm seeing (in Firefox) is a result of http images from elsewhere - @Einar Saukas is using an external avatar - http://i64.tinypic.com/2ppakx4.png - since I have a notification from him - Firefox is flagging all pages due to mixed content (the notifications are there but not rendered).
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Re: firefox safety alert

Post by PeterJ » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:18 am

Yes @Stefan unfortunately that sort of thing can happen?

@Einar Saukas could you try uploading your aviator and see if that helps? I can increase the file size limit if that is causing an issue.
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