How to configure webbrowsers
Several web and other network services from the Department of Physics are protected by HTTPS/SSL. We employ three different types of SSL certificates: all public websites and often used network service use a commercial certificate and hence should work on all browsers, mail clients, etc. without any security warning. Other internal sites that don't require a commercial certification are protected by either CAcert or certificates signed with the ISG D-PHYS Root CA Certificate.
To stop annoying and irritating dialogs, you can install the appropriate root certificates in your browser:
- Firefox: Just click on the root certificates: D-PHYS, CAcert Class 1 and CAcert Class 3.
- Google Chrome and Chromium on Linux: Download the files, go to
Under the Hood->
Importand load the files you just downloaded.
- Mac OS X: Download the three certificates, double-click to add them to the keychain and select
- How to enable SSL in Internet Explorer and Outlook / Outlook Express
In rare cases you may need to configure a proxy to get access to some websites.