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NET:ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID

  • Brand new, freshly created Xubuntu 19.04 VMWare VM on Windows 10. First thing I do is install Opera Dev but any time I try to search, whether Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo, I get this error and cannot proceed. (This also happens in Firefox, but I don't use Firefox.) I've tried importing a number of .CRT files but it is to no avail.

    Any idea what is happening? Host is Windows 10, and corporate peeps have it tied down with Symantec Endpoint Security. Some sites come up fine, some do not.

    Thanks...

  • Obviously the antivirus on the host os is... nosing on your browsers' https connections, on both the host and the guest os. Do those sites work as they should on windows?
    If you are allowed to import certificates on the browser, contact the support of symantec endpoint security, explain them the situation, and ask them for the certificates you need to import.

    p.s. You really do not want to hear my opinion about the devs of those nosy antiviruses 😛

  • @jimunderscorep said in NET:ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID:

    Obviously the antivirus on the host os is... nosing on your browsers' https connections, on both the host and the guest os. Do those sites work as they should on windows?
    If you are allowed to import certificates on the browser, contact the support of symantec endpoint security, explain them the situation, and ask them for the certificates you need to import.

    p.s. You really do not want to hear my opinion about the devs of those nosy antiviruses 😛

    I rank anti-virus developers only very slightly above virus creators, assuming they are not the same individuals.
    Many websites are fine, but a few (Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, and a few others) seem to have increased security requirements. It is only those which are blocked. I can do a search on my host OS and save it in a text file, grab it in the guest, and visit THAT site just fine.

    P.S. I never have figured out why companies seem to gravitate toward Symantec anyway. UGH. Talk about FAT. Slows the heck out of your PC.

  • In addition, it is saying something about requiring HSTS on these sites. I tried removing the security in the config but it still craps out.

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