Bad UI: Expired cert tells user their computer clock is wrong.

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1339329

Status

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1339329
a year ago
10 months ago

People

(Reporter: mparsons, Unassigned)

Tracking

55 Branch
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_12_6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/59.0.3071.115 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

Visited a site w/ an expired cert. (https://www.olymega.org/forum/)


Actual results:

It reported "Firefox did not connect to www.olymega.org, because your computer’s clock appears to show the wrong time and this is preventing a secure connection.

Your computer is set to 8/15/17, when it should be 8/14/17. To fix this problem, change your date and time settings to match the correct time."


Expected results:

It should have explained that the certificate was expired (with a short blurb and link to more info what a cert is, how they expire, etc.), with the note that the computer clock could possibly be off, to double check it, but the last thing I need is hundreds of users trying to change their date to yesterday. (Seems to be a result of https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=712612)
Component: Untriaged → Security
Product: Firefox → Core
Thanks. We're tracking this in bug 1339329.
(On a communications-related note, I would encourage you in the future to find a more value-neutral way of saying the UI is behaving unexpectedly or incorrectly rather than calling it "bad".)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1339329
(Reporter)

Comment 2

a year ago
Sorry for the dupe - I searched but didn't find anything.
(In reply to mparsons from comment #2)
> Sorry for the dupe - I searched but didn't find anything.

No worries - duplicate bugs are not at all a problem.

Updated

10 months ago
See Also: → bug 1414269
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