firefox secure connection failed with whm/cpanel

Zion Ahead

Well-Known Member
Nov 10, 2006
I use Firefox 3 which has a new feature to remember certificate exceptions. The strange part is, for my servers I get the warning when attempting to login via whm or cpanel and I always add the exception *permanently* like this:

https://ipaddress:2087 (example)

I still get the prompt later on the day on a new firefox session. Not sure why. Its very annoying. Basically, it never remembers the exceptions I've added permanently.

I confirmed this by going to options > advance > encryption tab > view certificates section. They were all missing.

The warning itself....

Secure Connection Failed

serverip:2087 uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because it is self signed.
The certificate is only valid for

(Error code: sec_error_untrusted_issuer)

* 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…