Getting Chrome to accept the ESGF OpenID certificate

CoG uses an ESGF OpenID as its authentication mechanism. The SSL certificate used by ESGF is self-signed. Some browsers have difficulty with this certificate and users will need to tell their browser to trust it.

Every browser has a different mechanism for accepting SSL certificates it does not trust. Below are the steps for Chrome and Aviator, which is based on Chrome.

Step 1: Insert your OpenID (or select an OpenID provider using the pulldown) in the login box and press “Login”

Step 2: Click “Advanced” on the warning page

Step 3: Click “Proceed to $node (unsafe)”

Step 4: Proceed with authentication.