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turn off security

Most of the time, I do not want to use https and I do not want any sort of site security certificate watch and I do not care if the connection "is an untrusted connection" I just want to do what I want to do.

So I do NOT want to identify or correct conditions causing these warnings, I want to turn off both the warning and the protection.

I am supposing this is all somewhere in about:config

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Re: turn off security

If you have visited a website (domain) previously via a secure https connection then Firefox will prevail to using HTTPS when connecting to that domain if autocomplete for the location bar is enabled. You would have to remove such secure visits or disable autocomplete to prevent that. If you click a normal (http) link then Firefox should use a normal connection. You can't prevent using a secure connection and disable warnings. However you shouldn't see an 'untrusted connection' error under normal conditions. Most websites should have their certificates up to date and installed properly.

See "Prevent Firefox from automatically completing URLs":


Check out why the site is untrusted (see the Technical details) and if this is caused by a missing intermediate certificate then see if you can install this intermediate certificate from another source.

Some firewalls monitor secure (https) connections and send their own certificate instead of the website's certificate.

You can retrieve the certificate and check details like who issued certificates and expiration dates of certificates.

  • Click the link at the bottom of the error page: "I Understand the Risks"

Let Firefox retrieve the certificate: "Add Exception" -> "Get Certificate".

  • Click the "View..." button and inspect the certificate and check who is the issuer.

You can see more Details like intermediate certificates that are used in the Details pane.

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Re: turn off security

helpful, I thought I had killed auto-complete but I will check... I don't think I should get the untrusted over http...it makes sense that an untrusted https would be blocked, that would be a contradiction in terms if it weren't, its when no desire for privacy or security exists at least not on my end i.e. on line games or news aggregators...