I am not new to computers, but brand new to FTP servers.
I have been able to setup my FTP server to use SSL/TLS and everything is peachy.
My only issue (albeit a small one) is that when I connect the first time using FireFTP, it gives me the following warning message:
[ip address] uses an invalid security certificate.
- The certificate is only valid for [Name].
- The certificate does not come from a trusted source.
This could be a problem with the server's configuration,
or it could be someone trying to impersonate the server.
If you have connected to this server successfully in the past,
the error may be temporary, and you can try again later.
Now, I can click Add Exception and it'll work. But I was just wondering if there was a way to set up my certificate so that it doesn't show that error message. Is it possible? Is that what certificate authorities are for? Is it possible for a "self-signed certificate" (if I understand cryptographic terminology properly) to be valid/secure so as to suppress the warning?