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I use Chatzilla to chat on IRC. When I connect to an SSL port, I'll often get the message that I need to add an exception because the security certificate is invalid. In fact, this is the rule rather than the exception.

Servers like geekshed, rizon, etc... servers everyone uses. I feel they are perfectly safe, and I'd very much like to set things up so I don't have to accept a certificate each time I connect or my connection drops for a few seconds and a reconnect happens.

Often, I'll have to request a certificate multiple times before the connection finally continues. If this was just accepted automatically it would save a lot of time.

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I feel they are perfectly safe

So what if they are? SSL certificate verification is not about whether you trust Rizon's servers. It's about knowing that you are indeed connecting to Rizon's servers and not to a fake server in some cracker's lair. That's why verification failure messages are so scary) - they signal that something ungood may be happening with your connection.

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If you are sure a certificate is valid, add a permanent exception for every server, and you will be bothered less and less often.


There's Perspectives but it will probably not work on ChatZilla.

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I've been permanently storing exceptions for over a year now. They just keep coming every single time I connect. –  KdgDev Apr 2 '11 at 0:13
    
@WebDevHobo: File a ChatZilla bug? (I just tested CZ 0.9.86.1 on Firefox 4.0, and it stores the exceptions just fine.) –  grawity Apr 2 '11 at 17:41
    
sorry for late reply. Anyway, are you using the chatzilla firefox addon for this? I installed Chatzilla as a seperate app running on XULRunner. chatzilla.rdmsoft.com/xulrunner –  KdgDev Apr 25 '11 at 22:41
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