We use the Firefox browser to develop websites in our local (regress) environments. These environments have self-signed SSL certificates.
Firefox normally shows a warning message "This Connection is Untrusted" (see attached screendump).
The workaround is to add an exception (in a few clicks), and Firefox continues loading the local website.
But, after closing and opening the browser, the process starts all over again (security warning, add exception, few clicks, opening local website).
The solutions are not really stable, more to call workarounds:
- having proper SSL certificates for all local websites, which is not desirable in our case
- use an autoclick-plugin as [url removed, login to view] to work around this issue
- alter the settings in about:config (browser.ssl_override_behaviour and error_pages.expert_bad_cert) which does not solve the problem
- make a XUL workaround to tweak Firefox and disable the warning
- move to Chrome browser, which is a good thing to do yes, but we still prefer Firefox for development
I am searching for a stable cross-platform workaround, by just altering a onetime setting in the Firefox properties.