Web Browser Certificate Warning - How to import SSL certificates
Access to South Texas secure web servers - Stanley and other websites using Firefox or Safari may result in one of the following browser warning windows or pages displaying:
Firefox 3.5.x-10.x - This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely to stanley.stcl.edu, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.....
Safari - Safari can't verify the identity of the website "stanley.stcl.edu".
Rather than creating an exception or ignoring the certificate warnings, we recommend that you update your browser with the new ipsCA certificates.
Internet Explorer and Safari users on Microsoft Windows can fix the problem by visiting the Windows Update website and applying the November 2009 Root Certificate Update - KB931125. Please note this is not a critical update, so users must explicitly choose to install it. Alternatively, users of the aforementioned browsers can install the certificate updates by visiting this web page and installing rootsupd.exe. Note, all of the aforementioned browsers use the certificate store of the Microsoft Windows operating system, hence the same instructions apply.
Firefox users, we recommend that you follow the instructions below to fix the problem:
1. In Firefox, click this link to download the certificate chain.
2. A window will display, entitled "Downloading Certificate". Put a tick in the box next to "Trust this CA to identify web sites" and click the OK button.
3. Close and re-open Firefox. You should now be able to successfully access e-journals and resources.
Safari users on OS X, we recommend that you follow the instructions below to fix the problem:
1. In Safari, click this link to download the certificate chain.
2. Save the .cer file to disk without a .txt file extension.
3. Open the file from Finder. The Keychain application should launch.
4. From the dropdown list, choose to Add the certificate to the System keychain instead of Login keychain.
5. Enter your password when prompted.
6. Choose "Always Trust" to add the new ipsCA Global CA Root.
7. Enter your password when prompted.
8. Quit the Keychain application.
9. Go back to Safari; you should now be able to successfully access secure web resources.
If you have any further questions, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713.646.8040 x. 1555
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