Communicate a more clearer error message/page when a user hits a https URL with an expired/self-signed cert



Firefox OS
Gaia::System::Window Mgmt
6 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: GH to BZ, Unassigned)


({polish, qawanted})

polish, qawanted

Firefox Tracking Flags



(Whiteboard: [label:needsUXinput][label:system][label:functional-polish])



6 years ago
[GitHub issue by jds2501 on 2012-09-24T15:12:12Z,]
Right now, if you hit https content in the browser with a self-signed cert or expired cert, the content will not load and you will see the error "The URL isn't valid." We should produce a more useful error for v1 so that the user at least knows the root cause of the problem of why the content isn't loading.

Also - we should also satisfy the app use case right now as well. If you hit a https URL with a self-signed cert or expired cert, you just get a generic error page with no context to what the root cause of the problem.

Comment 1

6 years ago
[GitHub comment by autonome on 2012-09-28T05:32:10Z]
Not blocking, but oh man would love a patch for this.

@benfrancis is this Gaia or platform?

Comment 2

6 years ago
[GitHub comment by benfrancis on 2012-09-28T14:14:24Z]
On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 6:32 AM, Dietrich Ayala <>wrote:

> @benfrancis <> is this Gaia or platform?

Platform, since June, and marked blocking-basecamp-


6 years ago
Component: Gaia → Gaia::Apps Management
Component: Gaia::Apps Management → Gaia


6 years ago
Component: Gaia → Gaia::System


5 years ago
Component: Gaia::System → Gaia::System::Window Mgmt


3 years ago
Keywords: polish
Adding qawanted - can we confirm that this is still an issue? It looks like the bug referenced in comment 2 has been resolved. 

If it is still an issue, can we get a screenshot so we may be able to re-write the string? Thanks!
Keywords: qawanted

Comment 4

3 years ago
As far as I remember this was only an issue up to FFOS 1.1. 
I haven't had any problems since 1.3 anymore.

Comment 5

3 years ago
Marking as fixed based on comment #4.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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