Getting Internet Explorer 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 Internet Explorer.

Step 1: Enter your OpenID in the box and click “Login”

Step 3: Enter your password in the box provided