We have an intranet website at work that has a bad SSL certificate. (I think the problem is the cert server name does not match the host.) Before you tell me "get a correct SSL cert", I will tell you I have already asked. They don't care. You can override the problem in Internet Explorer and Firefox.

I see this error: Unable to complete secure transaction. I reviewed the alert in Opera, checked "Remember my decision", then approved. However, I still see the error.

How can I continue?


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    Could you provide the certificate used by the server? You can get it for example by using OpenSSL: 'openssl.exe s_client -host www.mysslhost.example -port 443'
    – Robert
    Jul 8 '11 at 18:25

I just tried this with Opera v11.11 and it remembers this for me for a site that has an invalid certificate on subsequent visits. (To simulate the invalidity, I removed the "www." prefix when visiting a web site that doesn't re-direct to fix the hostname.)

After exiting Opera, then starting it up again, I have to click on "remember" again, but from a security stand-point I believe that this is a smart design decision.

If this isn't working for you, make sure you're using an updated version of Opera (such as v11.11). Alternatively, if you'd like to share a web site address I'd be glad to browse to it in the hopes of witnessing the same problem (and then I can probably be more helpful).

  • I am using 11.50 beta on Linux. The link is intranet (no external access).
    – kevinarpe
    Jun 24 '11 at 6:39
  • If you're having to keep accepting the certificate each time you load a page within the same web site, then this is most likely a bug that should be reported to the Opera developers. Jun 24 '11 at 20:19

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