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If you can see this warning box in your Foris web interface, you should add a permanent certificate exception in your browser. Read on to find out what the warning means and how to add the permanent certificate exception on various platforms.

What does this warning mean?

In order to safely configure your router, you need a secure channel. If you don't want to use just your ethernet cable to connect to your router, a safe way is to use HTTPS. Why is HTTPS safe? For one, HTTPS requires a trusted certificate and if the certificate is not trusted, then warnings are displayed. We use self-signed certificates, which are generated on factory-reset and cannot, unfortunately, be trusted before the first visit to Foris and it is recommended to add a permanent exception in your browser for the certificate to be trusted in future connections.

More about warnings

Generally, if a warning is displayed on the web page where you happen to be, do not proceed! It is possible that someone simply misconfigured the web server but there could also be an ongoing attack. In case this happens, use a different device or browser. If that doesn't help, use a different channel to configure your router or wait for a bit. A few minutes are not worth your passwords, card number or any other data! If you decide to click “continue”, You should know exactly what you are doing.

Add a permanent certificate exception!

The certificate is generated on factory reset so you need to add or change the exception each time you take the router back to factory settings. Here are a few selected browsers and platforms.

Firefox on any platform:

Chrome on Linux:

Chrome or Safari on MacOS:

Chrome on Windows

IE/Edge on Windows