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balloon_tom

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Very annoying problem.
XP Pro with IE6 on desktop computer.
Trusted Sites contains: https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov

When ever I go to the following site I get a Security Alert that states that the certificate was issued by a company that I have not chosen to trust...would I like to proceed, or install the certificate. Normally, I just click "YES" to proceed and I get my data. Sometimes I'll re-install the certificate as if it will do any good for next time...but it doesn't.

Here's the URL:

https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/geo/fl...Z&icao_id=RDU&icao_id=RWI&radius=10&options=A

Any ideas of what I can do so that this site is always trusted and I no longer get the Security Alert?

Thanks so much,
Tom
 

leroys1000

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You would probably need to contact them and find out who
issued the certificate.
Then go to the issurers site,download and install the root
certificate in your browser.
 
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I'm not sure that there is anything you can do because you are connecting to 'secure' https sites that employ the full SSL/TLS machinery to protect the information being exchanged (as with bank and similar websites where you might be inputting highly confidential details).

Here's a very technical explanation of SSL/TLS; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer I suppose you could lower the security in IE by unchecking the options to use SSL and TLS but that, in my opinion, would be extremely foolish.

Both IE and Firefox give me dire warnings about the links you posted, but my default browser, Opera, takes a much more reasonable approach. It advised me that the certification chain was incomplete as it was provided by an unknown certification body but then provided the information that the certificate was signed by what I believe is an FAA agency (NMSN? - I didn't write it down) and gave me the option to proceed.
 
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I got the certificate details hopelessly wrong! This is the Opera message I got;

"The certificate for "pilotweb.nas.faa.gov" is signed by the unknown Certificate Authority "Certificate Manager". It is not possible to verify that this is a valid certificate."

The details of the Certificate that Opera found are as follows;

Holder: 'pilotweb.nas.faa.gov USNS'

Issuer: 'Certificate Manager USNS'

Expiry; 30/9/2010

So it appears that the FAA issue their own certificates! I assume that certificates from a government agency can be trusted, but what do I know?
 

leroys1000

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You would still need to get the root certificate and install it.
Browsers install with the default root certificates from the
major providors like verisign and geotrust and some others.
Almost sound like they are using this,
http://cert.startcom.org/
But you need to make sure and get the right root certificate.
 

throoper

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Added this to my IE6 trusted sites https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov and have no problems getting to it, or the other address given. I would say it's on your end.
Try removing it from the Trusted Sites and OK it, then add it back on.
 
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