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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Invalid SSL certificates Reply with quote

The Gentoo forums have invalid SSL certificates, which is annoying for those of us that browse https and constantly have to manually accept the certs.

Surely this is a problem that can be fixed?

This goes for the rest of *.gentoo.org too.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dlmalloc,

They are not invalid.

Gentoo uses CACert as the certificate authority. Unfortunately, the CACert root certificate is not distributed with browsers.
You need to manually add the CACert Root Certificate to your browser(s). Only ff you trust it of course.

Have you verified all the pre installed certificates ?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I've been meaning to raise this point, why doesn't Gentoo add CAcert to the system CA list?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah fantastic! :)

Though I agree with AidanJT, why not include CACert?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo has a policy of sticking as close to upstream as possible.
I suppose it could be an ebuild ...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
Gentoo has a policy of sticking as close to upstream as possible.

It's also one of the things which endears Gentoo to me. Although sometimes practical reality on little things like this are nice polishing touches.

NeddySeagoon wrote:
I suppose it could be an ebuild ...

Yeah, and add an 'extraca' useflag to ssl, or something would be helpful. I would be happy with that.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This topic just opened my eyes to something related.... how do I verify the ssl certificates preinstalled on the system? I just attempted to check gmail's certificate fingerprint, I can view the local sha fingerprint... but what do I compare it against, googling didn't yield any results
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