From:  dilbert firestorm <scanb31@bytemeati-55.com>
Date:  20 Jul 2011 15:41:03 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/netscape.public.mozilla.browser
Subject:  

Re: expired certificate

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On 07/19/2011 11:17 PM, Robert Riches wrote:
> On 2011-07-20, dilbert firestorm  wrote:
> >  Is there any way to view a web page that has an expired certificate.
> >
> >  this involves foxsports.com website, I go to the sign in page.  Problem,
> >  I can't log in as the the log in page is not displayed at all. Firefox 5
> >  reports certificate expired.
> >
> >  I've tried making the certificates permanent.  that doesn't work
> >  either.  now I have a situation where  the page reports it as expired
> >  versus the certificate exemption that reports it as not expired, but its
> >  located on the server tab instead of the authorities tab.
> >
> >  I tried explorer to see if it had the same problem.  IE works, it did
> >  detect the expired certificate and over-rode it to view the log in page.
>
> I'm pretty sure earlier Firefox versions (3.5, 3.6, etc.) gave
> the user the option to accept the risk and go to the page despite
> an expired certificate.  I know it gives the user that option if
> the certificate doesn't come from a recognized authority.
>
> Have you searched in edit ->  preferences (or tools ->  options if
> you're using Windhose) or about:config to see whether there might
> be an option to allow ignoring the certificate issue?
>
> A established business enterprise really _SHOULD_ keep their
> certificates up to date.  I got a thank-you reply when I informed
> the folks at Mandriva that one of their certificates had expired.
> Do you have some way to inform foxsports.com about _their_
> problem?
>
fox sports tech support is clueless.  I told them that I could not log 
in to their page as their log in page wasn't showing up.

not sure about about:config for certificates, i didn't any thing that 
looked like an override.

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