eScience authority certificatesAlthough browsers (like Firefox etc) know about many commercial issuers of certificates, they do not necessarily know about or automatically trust a certificate issued by the UK eScience Certificate Authority, which this web-site makes use of when in secure (https) mode. To avoid having to make a security exception in your browser for this web site, it is better to pull the UK e-Science Certification Authority's own certificates into your browser using
- Get eScience Root certificate (tick all trust boxes you are happy to tick).
- Get eScience 2A certificate (tick all trust boxes you are happy to tick).
- Get eScience 2B certificate (tick all trust boxes you are happy to tick).
Your browser will then trust any certificate issued by the UK eScience authority in the same way as it trusts certificates issued by well-known commercial authorities.
With the authority certificates installed, your browser will trust this web-site. Note however that to access group-restricted areas of this web-site, this web-server has to trust you, which will require you to have your user certificate in your browser, and the credentials of that certificate to be on a list for known group members, maintained by the web-site administrator.