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    I had to remove escouts from my saved forums and re add it, fixed the problem without affecting other forums
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    Well I was never quite scared of the possibility of someone hacking my EScouts account....

    However my work computer where I have been known to browse EScouts during the odd coffee break now complains about an invalid certificate and refuses to show any of the forums, so in that respect has become unuseable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RisingStar View Post
    Well I was never quite scared of the possibility of someone hacking my EScouts account....

    However my work computer where I have been known to browse EScouts during the odd coffee break now complains about an invalid certificate and refuses to show any of the forums, so in that respect has become unuseable.
    If you can email me a screenshot or similar I will investigate (jon [at] escouts.org.uk), for now, have normal coffee rather than the odd stuff ;-)
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    OK - this is the error message I get at work, on both IE and Chrome. Except for sites which are barred (e.g. file downloading), all other sites that I've ever tried work fine:

    Network Error
    Your request contacted a host which presented a certificate with a Common Name that did not match the domain requested.
    This is typically caused by a Web Site presenting an incorrect or invalid certificate, but could be because of a configuration error.

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    Will investigate ASAP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magician View Post
    Will investigate ASAP
    Should have added that it only pops up when you click on "New Posts" or "Forum", the home page is fine.

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    I get an error message at work saying the certificate is not valid (or similar) offering me the chance to proceed (at risk) or abort. There again I am not sure how often Network Rail update their list of certificates!
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    99% sure it will be a mixed content issue.

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    I keep getting a certificate error too - "This website's address does not match the address in the security certificate"; The SSL Cert is apparently registered to *.gridhost.co.uk. Sadly it's making eScouts almost unusable at work (the only time i get to use it) - have to click on two error messages every time i go to a new page. My work is somewhat behind the times with office IT (only just moved to IE8 from IE6 this year) so it could be an issue there?

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    Well at my place it won't let you do anything - no option to click through. Is it essential for SSL as it appears to have broken the site, and I can't say I'm that worried about security on a scout forum.

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    I get the certificate error too.

    "The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website's address."

    As GuruChris says, the SSL certificate is registered to gridhost.co.uk, not escouts.org.uk
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    I guess this was never addressed as it still doesn't work?

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    I am still getting a certificate error at work - is this a problem at the site level or that my IT have not updated the root certificates?
    John Alexander,
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    http://www.1stwealdbrook.org.uk
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    I simply don't understand why the site want's to use SSL, there's nothing here that I can think requires it, there's no other forum on which I'm a member which feels the need to use "https", and it's broken access from many locations.....

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