Secure Connection Failed
Hostname uses an invalid security certificate.
The certificate is only valid for *example.org
(Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)
Firefox 3 produces this error a lot for me. Mostly because I’m using local ssl sites by their hostname rather than their fqdn and the cert only has the fqdn in it. The solution is going to be setting up the hostname in apache as a separate site (servername) rather than a serveralias, and having a rewrite rule to send it to the full site. Of course I’ll need a bunch of code to autogenerate certificates I think, and sign them, which sounds like a terrible bore.
In the interim, the FF3 error is really tough, it’s a few clicks to get through it rather than formerly just being able to acknowledge as much and continue on. Setting ‘browser.xul.error_pages.expert_bad_cert‘ in ‘about:config’ to true helps a lot, as you don’t get the popup anymore and you just have to click ‘Add exception’ then ‘confirm security exception’.