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You have received an invalid certificate.

Offline pssl

You have received an invalid certificate.
« on: September 06, 2008, 07:54:38 PM »
Hi.

RE: SME Server 6.5

When i try to login to the server manager webpage using Firefox i get the following message:

"You have received an invalid certificate.  Please contact the server administrator...[with]...the following information.

Your certificate contains the same serial number as another certificate issued by the certificate authority.  Please get a new certificate with a unique serial number."

IE issues a warning and lets me load the page anyway, which is a good thing otherwise I wouldn't be able to access the manager.

I'm sure sometime in the past I saw an article on how to fix this but I cannot seem to find it.  I scanned the forums for certificate issues and looked at How To which has 2 things on creating certificates but I wasn't sure if that's what I need.

Hope someone can help with this annoyance.

BTW: Pls don't tell me to upgrade to 7.0; the hardware I'm using doesn't seem to be able to run 7.0.  The guy who set up the server for me said he put in a bug report but I never heard if it had been fixed.  I looked for the bug report but couldn't find it.  Maybe he never got around to it.

Offline cactus

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Re: You have received an invalid certificate.
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 08:10:32 PM »
You most likely accepted the certificate once and now it is modified (as it regenerates from time to time), simply remove the certificate from your trusted root, unfortunately I do not know the FF commands or menus for that, after that you should be able to accept the new certificate and access your server again using FF.
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Offline pssl

Re: You have received an invalid certificate.
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 09:09:48 PM »
Cactus,

Thanks.  I'll give it a try.

Followup:  Cactus.  Problem fixed once I deleted the certificate.  I thought it was a problem with SME Server, which is why I came here.

Thanks again.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2008, 11:16:52 PM by pssl »