Certificate Manager > Servers > Where does Firefox see this information?
I'm not sure how this happened, but I have a listing in Servers in the Certificate Manager with the following information:
Server: www.bignox.com:443 Certificate Name: VMware Lifetime: Permanent
Trying to go anywhere with bignox.com does not work as its using the VMware certificate for some reason. If I delete it and go to the site, Firefox says the site is not trusted. I cannot get to bignox.com via any other web browser (Edge, Chrome, etc..) as I get the same type of security warnings. I do have vmware on my computer. I can connect to bignox.com just fine inside the VMware. If I uninstall the VMware, then I get security exceptions.
My question is, where does Firefox see this information? I have no idea how this happened, but I would like to get rid of this association.
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Also, I checked my certificates using MMC and could not find any for VMware.
You get entries under Servers if you add an exception via the Add Exception dialog or otherwise override certificate errors. Firefox stores this data in cert9.db in the profile folder.
You can click the View button to inspect the certificate chain.
I did not manually add this exception. It's also affecting all other web browsers on the computer. So while I get its in the cert9.db file, I don't know how/why its there.
I should also say this started yesterday. It was fine before that. Suppose that's important.
Including an image of the certificate.
I looked in my profile folder and found a text file named "cert_override". Picture below.
Additional Error codes via Internet Explorer: DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_DATE_INVALID DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID
Yes, cert_override.txt also can store such override data.
I do not have any problem to access www.bignox.com, so there should be no need to create an exception. A server test doesn't show any important issues apart from supporting the deprecated TLS 1.1 protocol.
Can you inspect this certificate with no exception created to see who is the issuer of the certificate you get ?
Subject and Issuer is both VMware. I know that is not correct. When I access bignox.com using other computers or my virtual computer, they work correctly. For some reason, my computer is using the vmware certificate instead of the correct one. This certificate is not seen in MMC. No other browser on the computer can access bignox.com.
Pictured below is what is said in Chrome.