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SSL: "I understand the risks" is missing when connecting to youtube.com

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I am running into un-bypassable SSL errors with youtube.com. There is no "I understand the risks" option. The reason for the errors is lack of a real time clock on my system. I want to troubleshoot the lack of a bypass.

This page claims Youtube uses HSTS, whatever that is, which is not bypassable. That is not true because Qupzilla bypasses all SSL errors fine with a single setting "Ignore all SSL warnings". Chromium has the startup switch --ignore-certificate-errors which does the same thing.

I have already tried the "skip cert errors" plugin with no luck. How may I, the user, direct this open source software to do what I ask of it?

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh).

Is the problem still there?

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HSTS is "strict transport security" which Firefox interprets to mean "no exceptions." Other browsers are less "strict."

I'm not clear on what your clock comment means. Are you getting a time-dependent error message? Can't you have the correct time even without a working real-time clock, or is that not how it works??

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Thanks for the replies.

Starting in safe mode has no effect. The problem remains.