Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#2863 reopened Support Requests uses an invalid security certificate

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: Douglas Gregor
Milestone: Boost 1.58.0 Component: serialization
Version: Boost Development Trunk Severity: Problem
Keywords: invalid security certificate issuer https Cc:


When I navigate to in Firefox (Windows version 3.0.7), I get the following message:

Secure Connection Failed uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown.

(Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

  • This could be a problem with the server's configuration, or it could be someone trying to impersonate the server.
  • If you have connected to this server successfully in the past, the error may be temporary, and you can try again later.

This can be worked around by adding a security exception. The certificate's status in the Add Security Exception dialog:

This site attempts to identify itself with invalid information.

Unknown Identity
Certificate is not trusted, because it hasn't been verified by a recognised authority.

MS Internet Explorer (version 6 SP2) also complains:

Information you exchange with this site cannot be viewed or changed by others. However, there is a problem with the site's security certificate.

  • The security certificate was issued by a company you have not chosen to trust. View the certificate to determine whether you want to trust the certifying authority.
  • The security certificate date is valid.
  • The security certificate has a valid name matching the name of the page you are trying to view.

Do you want to proceed?

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Jeremiah Willcock

The certificate (from Indiana University, where Boost's Web sites are hosted) is available at

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Marshall Clow

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

This is not going to change. Closing.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by anonymous

Component: trac / subversionsystem
Milestone: To Be DeterminedBoost 1.58.0
Type: BugsSupport Requests
Version: Boost 1.58.0

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by anonymous

Component: systemsmart_ptr
Milestone: Boost 1.58.0To Be Determined
Resolution: wontfix
Severity: ProblemNot Applicable
Status: closedreopened
Version: Boost 1.58.0Boost Development Trunk

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by anonymous

Component: smart_ptrserialization
Milestone: To Be DeterminedBoost 1.58.0
Severity: Not ApplicableProblem
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