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How do I fix Certificate Error? RRS feed

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  • I searched the forum and all posts appear to be before the November update.  Yes, it was supposed to fix this, but mine still shows up when accessing the server at https://server/remote/logon .  The Go Daddy certificate is installed.  Is it in the right place?  Do I need to reinstall it? 

     

    I can still access the site, but it's bothersome to have this issue when it should have been fixed.  I do have the site on my trusted sites also.

     

    Thanks

    Monday, January 7, 2008 1:17 AM

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  • You may need to unconfigure and reconfigure the domain name

    Monday, January 7, 2008 2:51 AM
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  • When you access it via server (https://server) you will get the error because the certificate is assigned to yourname.homeserver.com and the two names do not match.

    If you access it from https://yourname.homeserver.com it should work correctly.

     

    Steve

     

    Monday, January 7, 2008 3:45 AM
  • Thanks Steve.  You are correct, as I tried it from work and no certificate error.

    Monday, January 7, 2008 7:34 PM
  • That doesn't work for me.

     

    I have an HP MediaSmart----using a domain from TZO (HP's 1 year free domain name)

     

    Mine looks like this----and I have to add the www for some reason

     

    https://www.myname.hphomeserver.com/

     

    Is there a way to fix this????----I hate that certificate error coming up all the time.

     

    Thanks for any help!!

     

    John

    Monday, January 7, 2008 7:51 PM
  • John, the only way to fix the certificate error for your TZO supplied vanity URL is to obtain a certificate for that domain and install it on your server. Your chosen CA (Microsoft used GoDaddy for the Windows Home Server cert) can guide you through collecting the information required to obtain and install a certificate.
    Monday, January 7, 2008 10:55 PM
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  • I fixed mine by dropping the TZO.com name for the Microsoft name. (xxx.livenode.com or xxx.homeserver.com). You lose the SMTP mail services but the error goes away.

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 1:24 AM
  • Ken----do you know who HP used for the TZO domains???

     

    Who should I contact??

     

    TZO???

    HP??

     

    While it is fairly easy to ignore the warning----I have older parents (grandparents) and older folks who will freak every time they visit the site----especially for photos viewing....

     

    I'm willing to do the leg work to solve this....

     

    Thanks for the help.

     

    John

     

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 2:18 PM
  • John, HP doesn't have a supplier for a certificate for your TZO domain. You're going to have to "roll your own" a bit, I think, or go back to a homeserver.com domain. Smile
    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 7:06 PM
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  • How would one make their own certificate???

     

    Something like this??

     

    http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/SSL_Enabling_OWA_2003.html

     

    Or have a company make you one which looks horribly expensive...

     

    http://www.globalsign.com/digital_certificate/index.htm?gclid=CI33_8786ZACFQE4gQodvF_9PQ

     

    Do I have the tools necessary to make my own??? As the first article implies....

     

    I'm a fairly quick study----but know nothing about IIS....

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 8:23 PM
  • I think if you make your own you'll have the same problem you did before the November update: visitors to your WHS remote access site will see a certificate error in their browsers unless they are using PCs that have the appropriate root certificate installed as trusted (which they won't).

    What I meant when I suggested you'll have to "roll your own" was that you will have to purchase a certificate from a provider like the one you mentioned above and install it. It can be expensive, though, as you've seen; the 5 year GoDaddy certificate that Microsoft is giving away to users of the homeserver.com domain has a value of around $100.
    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 9:02 PM
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  • OK-----called Go Daddy----they were happy to sell me a $30 one year certificate....

     

    Then as soon as they got my money----they told me I would have to call TZO to get the "CSR request" generated....or some such nonsense

     

    Then I'd have to install it....

     

    But the guy I talked to didn't seem to know squat----because on the Go Daddy site are the instructions to have you do a CSR generation in IIS.....

     

    But their instructions assume there is no CURRENT certificate associated with the site.

     

    When I look in IIS and check on the "WHS Site"----there is already a Certificate.....

     

    I'm sooooo confused.

     

    I think I just got took for 30 bucks....

     

    Is there some way to ADD an additional Certificate.....

     

    Map to an additional Certificate or something like that.....

     

    I know nothing about this----but I'm learning.

     

    There has got to be someone who I can just give my domain name to-----and they fix me up a certificate----and then give me straighforward directions to install it.

     

    It just has to be easier than this.....

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 12:15 AM
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    Does anyone know what will happen if I remove the certificate? Will I still be able to access the site? Do I have to do anything else besides removing the certificate?
    Friday, August 22, 2008 9:37 AM
  • The certificate is required in order for the Remote Access web site to work. The site as a whole uses SSL, and without the certificate that's not possible.
    Friday, August 22, 2008 12:04 PM
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  • I also get this problem, I have Power Pack 1 installed and am using its default domain name.
    Sunday, November 9, 2008 2:33 PM
  • Which of the problems above are you experiencing? It would be best if you were to create your own thread.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, November 9, 2008 2:44 PM
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  • It says it is was not issued by a trusted certificate authority.
    Sunday, November 9, 2008 3:15 PM
  • Randomiser said:

    It says it is was not issued by a trusted certificate authority.


    Has it ever worked?  Is this a new installation of WHS?  Is it a home-built machine or one from another company (i.e. HP MediaSmart Server)?  Please provide as many details as possible (and, as Ken said, please start your own thread as this one is already marked as answered, not to mention this thread is from 10 months ago).
    Sunday, November 9, 2008 3:30 PM
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  • OK I will start another thread and provide my details there.
    Sunday, November 9, 2008 3:40 PM
  • Could not find Randomisers new thread so i am adding my reply.  I have a home built server.  I can not accees the default address https://www.nnnn.homeserver.com/ just times out... but I can access it via my ip address with the It says it is was not issued by a trusted certificate authority error.  Just added the IP to my trusted sites...do i need to purchase a cert and install?
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 8:22 PM
  • Could not find Randomisers new thread so i am adding my reply.  I have a home built server.  I can not accees the default address https://www.nnnn.homeserver.com/ just times out... but I can access it via my ip address with the It says it is was not issued by a trusted certificate authority error.  Just added the IP to my trusted sites...do i need to purchase a cert and install?

    First, You should start your own thread (instead of adding to a thread that's well over a year old and has already been marked as answered).  Having said that, www does not work (in other words, it's http://nnnn.homeserver.com).  If that doesn't help, you should start your own thread.
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:29 PM
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  • Certificate Errors are not to be trusted by the layman. Alot of scams and back doors are built in the programs. AVG always recomends to cancel. If you are experinced, This is not a problem. Read all the above comments. They know the tech stuff.
    • Edited by jgunz2 Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:18 PM
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