Certificate problem in Firefox 3

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Hi guys,

After using my home banking system, the my.pbwiki page (which I have set as homepage) all of a sudden told me:

"my.pbwiki.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown.

(Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)"

Any ideas on how to solve this?
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Odd. I'm unable to reproduce this. We've been testing for weeks with Firefox3 release candidates and using the 3.0 final release, https://my.pbwiki.com/ seems to load fine. Equifax Secure Global eBusiness CA-1 is the issuer; do you have your security set to non-standard or have you changed the list of root certificates in your repository?
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Am getting a similar problem:

Secure Connection Failed

www.amazon.co.uk uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate expired on 12/02/2008 23:59.

(Error code: sec_error_expired_certificate)

Not just on amazon, but on a ton of sites e.g. humyo.com, 123-reg.co.uk. Should I have to make exceptions for 50% of the sites I visit? Running Windows Xp and had no probs with FF2. Hope you can help as with a web browser, I'd like to be able to browse the web.
Thanks
Mick
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and now images are not being shown!!...if I revenrrt to FF2, will i lose my favourites? can I turn off the addresss bar suggestions? nice feature, but i'd like to be the one to choose whether or not i have it on otherwise, it's just a pop-up.
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I'm getting the same problem too I can't check my email (yahoo & gmail) everything is fine 7 days ago (I was out of town) when i tried logging in to my email I got the message certificate expired ((Error code: sec_error_expired_certificate)
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Not really. I installed the last release candidate, which is the same as the final v3. I think the problem is with the Estonian state PKI. More info on this thread: http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_...

Cleaning out all personal info in FF solved it, but I'm not sure what will happen next time I use my Internet bank. Note that I use that one with an electronic ID card - so I am sending certificates along myself (for identification and signature) through a java applet.
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Interesting. It sounds like something may have gotten wonky with your key store. I'm glad flushing your private data fixed this, and I'll make sure that our support team knows to recommend this if other people face this same issue.
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Try following
Locate firefox.js
For portable version look at ..\FirefoxPortable\App\firefox\defaults\pref
Find section
// Controls behavior of the "Add Exception" dialog launched from SSL error pages

change

pref("browser.ssl_override_behavior", 1)

to

pref("browser.ssl_override_behavior", 2)

Now when visiting "incorrect" SSL site you should get clickable message at the bottom of warning window

Or you can add an exception...

Click on it and you can add this SSL certificate to FF3
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drk
I make those changes but it not seems to work, get stil:

error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain

Any Idea to solve this?

It is real bad that it is not standaard in this version that you can choose to exept this SSL Cert. or not like it is in IE7
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In the meantime I solved the problems.....the only way it working out is to remove (rename) personal info in Firefox (documents and settings) and do a comple reinstall. (you can use the Firefox addons (or even Mozilla backup tool) for your bookmarks & passw file to reinstall do this before you remove your old Firefox version, you need those files for import again.
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Thanks drk, the change from 1 to 2 worked for me. http://getsatisfaction.com/pbwiki/top...#
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It happend to me after I reset the BIOS manualy from the motherboard.
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this has been incredibly frustrating. i end up clicking cancel at least five times every time there's a refresh.
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Hi John,

Please report this issue to us directly. We will need personal information from you that we can't ask here in this forum.

You can contact us at any time by clicking on the "Help" link at the top of the wiki. Once you arrive at the help page, we list many areas of help that we can provide instantly by showing you the relevant manual page. At the very bottom, you can click a link to report your problems or questions.
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HELPPPPP!!!! how do I deal with these, can't read my email because of this...

Secure Connection Failed

www.google.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate will not be valid until 5/3/2008 1:02 AM.

(Error code: sec_error_expired_certificate)

* This could be a problem with the server's configuration, or it could be someone trying to impersonate the server.

* If you have connected to this server successfully in the past, the error may be temporary, and you can try again later.

Or you can add an exception...
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Hi Mel,

Sorry, you may be in the wrong forum. Try here:
http://getsatisfaction.com/google/top...
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Hello all,

i am get this problem solved by doing this task
http://discussions.virtualdr.com/show...
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just reset the time and date on your computer and it will be ok :)
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yep..that's rigth..if it occurs again, it means you have to replace the clock battery inside the pc..
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thanks ..........solved " i set the current time " that's it.....thanks
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teri maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ki chud
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Luppman ́s answer is right on the money. It worked for me.
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Hi there, unfortunately i don't know of the remedy but do have a similar problem with firefox trying to use yahoo and hotmail properly any secure site.
(Error code: sec_error_expired_certificate)
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hello...just replace the internal battery of your pc and adjust the date and time and it will be alright...stay loose.....
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Hi Lee,

Is this a problem that you are only seeing at PBwiki? I did a search on this and found no solution. There are thousands of people with the same problem.

See this search page:
http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8...

Thanks for asking.
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yes that's true, because many doesn't know that the pc has an internal battery use for setting time and dates..if that battery goes weak, so as the ticking of the internal clock...so the time and dates are running delayed resulting to the problem above....just replace the battery, set the date and time and that's it...
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^^you're making me lol!! but this no place to lol!
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Clif Sipe

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Thanks for the comments. That could be the problem.
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I also have this problem.It started this morning.I have the same problem on both Firefox and Internet Explorer.Weird that all these happened this morning.Has that new virus started yet? Bruce
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Hi Bruce, I have not seen this myself in Fx or IE.

Some people have recommended that you check your PC clock to see if it is out of date. See the comments above for details.
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Well Lupman hit it on the money, I have had the problem now for quite some time and couldnt get an answer from anyone that worked, but then I realized my computer clock was dated for 2008 and so after putting the date back to normal it worked just fine.

Im assuming that depending on when the date got set back to could determine how many websites you could see or not.

thanks luppman
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change the date to current, your problem will be solved.
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if its work then send me reply plz
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Thats basically what I had said, it does work
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All my sites can't be accessed due to certificate problems, however my computer date is out so I'm just about to change it and try again, Its now sorted!
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I've heard the date solution before, but it doesn't solve my issue. Thanks anyway. The rest of us will just have to keep pluggin'...SR
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Well I hope it works out for you, Double check the COMPUTERS date and time though, if its off by a day, month, or the most normal is the day and month is the same as it should be but the years off. If any of them are off then you can get the issues, and I have yet to come across someone in my IT world that has had it happen differently.