CACert.org certificate giving sec_error_unknown_issuer

The Quantum Physicist asked:

I have used cacert.org to issue class 1 certificates for my website. I made sure that the subdomain name is correct and that the e-mail address is there, but yet I keep getting the certificate problem with Firefox and other browsers:

sec_error_untrusted_issuer

I tried this tutorial but it didn’t fix the problem.

My apache configuration is the following:

<VirtualHost *:443>
DocumentRoot /path/to/web
ServerName blog.mydomain.com
<Directory "/path/to/web">
    <IfModule sapi_apache2.c>
        php_admin_flag engine on
    </IfModule>
    <IfModule mod_php5.c>
        php_admin_flag engine on
    </IfModule>
</Directory>

SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile      /home/myhome/SSL/CACert/cert_signed.pem
SSLCertificateKeyFile   /home/myhome/SSL/CACert/privkey.pem
SSLCipherSuite HIGH
SSLProtocol all -SSLv2

</VirtualHost>

I don’t even know where to start to fix this. Please assist.

Thank you for any efforts.

My answer:


You start by going to another certificate authority.

CAcert.org certificates are not recognized by the most common browsers.


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