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Re: [bad] [certtest] OCSP validation of the SSL certificate for is failing

  • To: Marcus Stoegbauer ms@localhost
  • From: Tim Bruijnzeels tim@localhost
  • Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 12:01:54 +0100

Hi Marcus,

thanks for your pointer, we did not realise that the current setup could cause problems for firefox3.

The reason why you get this error code, which I think is a warning only in the default setup, is that we are using a certificate issued to '*' instead of ''. This is because of financial and logistic reasons, and because we thought it wouldn't matter for the beta environment.

When we set up the real production environment we will address this again and get a certificate that is issued to the specific hostname that we will be using then.


Marcus Stoegbauer wrote:

in case you have problems connecting to with
Firefox3, have a look at Preferences/Advanced/Encryption, Button Validation.
If you have the option "When an OCSP server connection fails, treat the
certificate as invalid" enabled, you will get the following error message
from Firefox:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to

Invalid OCSP signing certificate in OCSP response.

(Error code: sec_error_ocsp_invalid_signing_cert)

As far as I can tell the OCSP servers at the registrar who issued the
certificate for claims that the cert is unknown to him.