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10.3: Importing self-signed SSL certificates
Authored by: blugel on Oct 28, '03 11:31:49AM

Great hint, it was rather annoying. However, it left me scratching my head, heh. I'll look at it later tonite again. Still, any chances of making it 'friendlier'? =) Danke

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10.3: Importing self-signed SSL certificates
Authored by: Sortova on Oct 28, '03 01:44:43PM

Okay, using the hint by "thecloud" here is a simple way of getting OSX to accept self-signed certificates.

1) Get the .pem file. For my imap server running on Red Hat Linux it was in


and the file was imapd.pem.

2) convert it to a "crt" file:

openssl x509 -in imapd.pem -out imapd.crt

(you should be able to do this on either the Mac or the remote server).

3) Copy the imapd.crt file to your local machine.

4) In Finder, double-click on it, which should bring up the "Keychain Access" app.

5) A dialog should appear asking if you want to add the certificate to your keychain. Now this is important: you have to choose the "X509 Anchors" keychain in order for this to work. It did not work just on my keychain. You will need admin access to do this, and the dialog will prompt you for your password.

That's it. Worked for me.

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Good tip
Authored by: porkchop_d_clown on Nov 02, '03 04:14:32PM


Everyone loves a clown, but no one will lend him money!

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