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Thread subject: What's a security certificate?
Name Date Message
Shelley 03/27/11 08:01 am I just tried to check in at Woods Hole and got this pop up box:

"The internet site you are about to view uses a certificate that has expired or is not yet valid. Do you wish to proceed?"

The button options are yes, no, or view the certificate. What does it all mean and is anyone else experiencing this today?

When I clicked on *view certificate*, this is what I saw:

issued to: *.whoi.edu
issued by: DigiCert Global CA
valid from 3/16/2008 to 3/21/2009

So now I'm even more confused.
Pam 03/27/11 08:17 am Yes, it came up for me too Shelley. I just pressed yes to proceed - to view. I don't believe there would be too much danger from that website and I was able to view the nest, no problem.
Pam 03/27/11 09:46 am The cam won't load now.
Anne-UK1 03/27/11 09:55 am Nor for me.

According to google, a security certificate is to do with encryption and keeping your details safe. I'm not sure I'd be happy visiting while it's not set up, but maybe it's not really an issue.
Shelley 03/27/11 10:34 am I had also pressed *yes* but nothing happened. It wouldn't load. Oh well, maybe someone will alert them and they willl do what needs to be done. I enjoyed viewing that cam, so I sure hope so!
martyc35 03/27/11 12:49 pm From past experience, if I'm remembering correctly, the cam is often down or not coming through, and simply waiting to try later usually works. I got in yesterday. Conanicut and CT cams do that, too. Patience, patience.
marty
Melanie 03/27/11 01:27 pm Don't worry about their security certificate having expired - it protects their server, not you.
Anne-UK1 03/27/11 02:21 pm Thanks Melanie - it's nice to have some reassurance.
Shelley 03/27/11 04:50 pm Well, you are right: cam is back up!! :-)

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