PBW2 SSL Certificate and Firefox

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Author: Fyron
Date: Feb 17, 2017 1:07 AM
Category: Site News
Posts: 2
Users of Mozilla Firefox may see an error message about an untrusted SSL certificate when trying to log into PBW2. This is caused by Firefox no longer trusting Startcom, the certificate authority used by the site.
It appears that Mozilla has decided to play politics with the SSL certificate provider used by PBW2, and no longer trusts newly signed certificates.

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2016/10/24/distrusting-new-wosign-and-startcom-certificates/

We will look into finding a different certificate provider. Until then, or Firefox resolves this issue and trusts the certs again, we suggest using another browser to load PBW2. It is possible to manually flip the flags in the browser to trust Startcom's root certificate, but that may not be an advisable workaround in general.

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Commenter: Moonsword
Date: Jul 4, 2017 12:06 PM
PBW2 SSL Certificate and Firefox
#2
It's not just Firefox. Chrome's doing that as of Chrome 56 (the current version is Chrome 59):

https://security.googleblog.com/2016/10/distrusting-wosign-and-startcom.html