Web browser configuration

Web Browser Configuration

Checking for certificate expiration

  • Firefox on Ubuntu
    • select edit -> preferences -> Advanced -> Certificates -> Validation and make sure that both boxes are checked
  • Firefox on Windows
    • select options -> options -> Advanced -> Certificates -> Validation and make sure that both boxes are checked
  • Firefox on Macintosh
    • Firefox -> Preferences (this opens the preferences dialog)
    • Advanced tab -> Certificates Tab
    • Click "Validation" button
    • Tick the box Use the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OSCP) to confirm the validity of certificates
  • Chrome on Macintosh
    • Chrome -> Preferences (this opens a settings tab in Chrome)
    • Click on show advanced settings... at bottom of page.
    • Scroll down to HTTPS/SSL section and tick the box for Check for server certificate revocation
  • Internet Explorer
    • select Internet Options -> Advanced and under the Security heading, make sure that "Check for server certificate revocation" is checked.
  • Safari on Macintosh (tested on Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
    • In OSX desktop (not safari browser), open Applications -> Utilities and choose Keychain Access
    • At top/left, Keychain Access -> Preferences (this opens the preferences dialog)
    • Select the certificates tab
    • [OPTION]-click Online Certificate Status Protocol (OSCP) and choose Require for All Certs
    • [OPTION]-click Certificate Revocation List (CRL) and choose Require for All Certs
    • Set Priority to Require Both

Cookie / Popup exceptions for rpi.edu

Chrome

Internet Explorer

  • Tools, options, Privacy
  • Pop-up Blocker, [S]etings, allow *.rpi.edu

Firefox

  • Mac
    • [F]irefox -> [P]references
  • Windows
    • [E]dit, [P]references, Content tab
  • Content -- add domain *.rpi.edu as an exception in
    • Block pop-up windows
    • Load Images automatically (option may need to be enabled)
  • Privacy -- allow domain *.rpi.edu
    • Accept cookies from sites

Safari

-- JoeyArmstrong - 05 Jan 2010
-- StevenLindsey - 11 Apr 2014
-- PeterBailie - 11 Apr 2014
Topic revision: r10 - 11 Apr 2014, StevenLindsey
 

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