Save Firefox Security Exception Permanently

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Save Firefox Security Exception Permanently

Post#1 by captaincallidus » 18 Oct 2013, 15:33

Hi everyone. Pretty new to Linux overall, and very new to Porteus Kiosk (trying to get a web kiosk set up). Here's my problem: the homepage that I set using the wizard has an issue with the security certificate. I can confirm an exception, but anytime the browser closes, the exception is removed. It reopens and throws up the security cert warning again. Obviously this is no good for the end users, so is there any way to save the exception permanently? Before confirming the exception, there is a checkbox that says "permanently store this exception", but it's greyed out. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Save Firefox Security Exception Permanently

Post#2 by fanthom » 18 Oct 2013, 17:16

hi captaincallidus,

could you post an URL to your home page? if this is not possible then maybe you know some other site with outdated certificate? i would like to check this issue myself.
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Re: Save Firefox Security Exception Permanently

Post#3 by brokenman » 18 Oct 2013, 18:23

I had the same problem on one machine in a network (using the kiosk edition). The home page was google. I fixed it by navigating to the page after a fresh boot, accepting the certificate and then saving the /home/guest/.Mozilla files that had changed into a new module. Well I didn't save the entire .mozilla folder but went through and found the required 2 or 3 files (can't remember exactly which files right now). The changes-time script can help you to find the right files.
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Re: Save Firefox Security Exception Permanently

Post#4 by captaincallidus » 22 Oct 2013, 19:22

Thanks for the replies, folks. Wish I could say that I fixed it, but I actually just talked to the web host and updated the certificate :D

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Re: Save Firefox Security Exception Permanently

Post#5 by fanthom » 22 Oct 2013, 20:10

and that's the proper way of solving this issue :)

moving thread to kiosk's section of the forum.
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Re: Save Firefox Security Exception Permanently

Post#6 by wsteven » 23 Oct 2013, 08:21

Hi, I just ran on the same problem today, discovered that all https page (at least google.fr & .com, yahoo.com) would display security warning... Currently checking out if proper libraries are there, and correct rights as well.

EDIT :

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root@debian:~/iso/porteus/base# unsquashfs 002-firefox.xzm 
Parallel unsquashfs: Using 1 processor
64 inodes (336 blocks) to write

[=================-                                              ]  91/336  27%
xz uncompress failed with error code 9

Failed to write squashfs-root/usr/lib/firefox-21.0/libnssckbi.so, skipping
[===============================================================\] 336/336 100%
created 63 files
created 24 directories
created 1 symlinks
created 0 devices
created 0 fifos
Here it is, but never noticed this before :shock:


EDIT2 :
Downloaded original iso, unsquashed file, everything fine... dunno what was wrong with my package ^^

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