Ticket #5534 (closed defect: fixed)
Browse cannot connect to sites with non-standard Certificate Authorities
|Reported by:||cscott||Owned by:||erikos|
|Priority:||high||Milestone:||8.2.0 (was Update.2)|
|Keywords:||relnote||Cc:||chihyu, cscott, cjb, blizzard@…, rharrison, katie, byte, vorburger, sph0lt0n|
|Action Needed:||never set||Verified:||no|
|Deployments affected:||Blocked By:||#5487|
Browse's security settings are set to 'maximum paranoid' -- which means, however, that there is no way to connect to several gated networks, which require you to register your machine via an SSL page before they will let you connect. MIT's network is administered this way, for example: you need to connect to https://nic.mit.edu:444 to register, but all of MIT's sites have certificates signed by MIT's own Certificate Authority, so Web won't let you connect, and thus won't let you register.
I've seen this on other gated networks as well.