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Ignoring Security Certificate Errors in Google Chrome

Original post is here eklausmeier.goip.de/blog/2014/01-15-ignoring-security-certificate-errors-in-google-chrome.

Unfortunately Google gets quite draconian to users: When using Google Chrome to surf a web page with a certificate problem, you simply cannot view the website. There is no dialog, where you can say: It's o.k., I accept the risk. This behaviour occurs at least with versions 31.0.1650.63 and 32.0.1700.77.

If you want to view websites with certificate problems, you have to start Google Chrome like this

google-chrome --ignore-certificate-errors

More command-line arguments for Chrome can be found here: List of Chromium Command Line Switches.

One prominent example for a website with a certificate problem is Intel. Intel is able to power the world's most powerful computer, Tianhe-2, with more than 3 million cores, but they are not able to get their website right.

Addendum 23-Mar-2014: Google Chrome 33.0.1750.152 fixed the issue. Now it is possible to say: "Proceed anyway", and therefore accept the risk and proceed with an invalid certificate.