[qutebrowser] certificate errors

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Sun Apr 15 10:07:40 CEST 2018

On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 03:32:06PM -0400, Jay Kamat wrote:
> Hi Stephen!
> "Stephen Davies (sdavies)" <sdavies at umw.edu> writes:
> >     Is there a way to disable these?
> I think you can do this with :set content.ssl_strict false

Or set it to "true" instead and see how that goes, where it silently
drops those connections.

> >     Perhaps you'll tell me that it's dangerous and evil to do so. That's as
> > may be, but I do know that these are sites I check periodically, recognize the
> > content on, and have strong reason to believe are not compromised in any way.
> > Further, other browsers never complain about them.
> Yes, this is probably a very bad idea, since you wouldn't know if you're
> being MITM'd. I'm not sure why there are more SSL warnings in
> qutebrowser than in normal ones (I see them too). I think this might be
> qutebrowser using system certs rather than the built-in ones (but I'm
> not sure if that's the case).

Likely because other browsers only allow you to bypass it if it's a
toplevel navigation, while qutebrowser also asks for resources which are
loaded from a page with invalid certificate.

Related issue: https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/issues/3418


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