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 ====== Security certificate errors in Zotero ====== ​ ====== Security certificate errors in Zotero ====== ​
  
-**Note:** These instructions are only for use with security software that intercepts/​scans HTTPS connections,​ a WebDAV server with a self-signed certificate,​ or an institutional network that monitors encrypted traffic using a custom root certificate authority (CA). You should never override certificate errors unless you [[kb:​ssl_certificate_error|understand the consequences]]. When in doubt please contact your network administrator or ISP.+**Note:** These instructions are only for use with security software that intercepts/​scans HTTPS connections,​ a WebDAV server with a self-signed certificate,​ or an institutional network that monitors encrypted traffic using a custom root certificate authority (CA). You should never override certificate errors unless you [[kb:​ssl_certificate_error|understand the consequences]]. When in doubtplease contact your network administrator or ISP.
  
 Zotero does not currently provide a graphical way to whitelist self-signed certificates or custom root certificates,​ so you will need to copy files from a working Firefox installation:​ Zotero does not currently provide a graphical way to whitelist self-signed certificates or custom root certificates,​ so you will need to copy files from a working Firefox installation:​
  
   * If you are using a WebDAV server with a self-signed certificate,​ you can open the WebDAV URL in Firefox, accept the certificate,​ and then copy the cert_override.txt file from the [[http://​support.mozilla.com/​kb/​Profiles|Firefox profile directory]] to the [[profile directory|Zotero profile directory]].   * If you are using a WebDAV server with a self-signed certificate,​ you can open the WebDAV URL in Firefox, accept the certificate,​ and then copy the cert_override.txt file from the [[http://​support.mozilla.com/​kb/​Profiles|Firefox profile directory]] to the [[profile directory|Zotero profile directory]].
-  * If you or your organization is using a custom certificate authority, which can be the case when using security software or connecting via a proxy server, you or your IT department will need to configure ​[[https://​ftp.mozilla.org/​pub/​firefox/​releases/​52.9.0esr/​|Firefox ​52 ESR]] for the custom CA in a new Firefox profile and then copy the cert8.db, key3.db, and secmod.db files from the [[http://​support.mozilla.com/​kb/​Profiles|Firefox profile directory]] to the [[profile directory|Zotero profile directory]]. (Later versions of Firefox will produce a cert9.db file that requires ​Zotero 5.0.78, ​which as of November 2019 is available in [[:​dev_builds|beta]].)+  * If you or your organization is using a custom certificate authority, which can be the case when using security software or connecting via a proxy server, you or your IT department will need to configure Firefox for the custom CA in a new Firefox profile and then copy the cert9.db, key4.db, and secmod.db files from the [[http://​support.mozilla.com/​kb/​Profiles|Firefox profile directory]] to the [[profile directory|Zotero profile directory]]. (Prior to Zotero 5.0.78, ​the cert8.db and key3.db files from Firefox 52 ESR were required.)
  
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kb/cert_override.1573877040.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019/11/15 23:04 by dstillman