"Unable to validate certificate"

Dave Warren dw at thedave.ca
Wed Jan 10 16:59:24 EST 2018

Fair enough, thanks. This causes issues in companies using certificates 
signed by their internal (private) root.

There are ways to work around the issue, of course, but it adds more 
hoops to jump through.

On 2018-01-10 14:48, Eion Robb wrote:
> I made an attempt at loading certs from the Windows store, however its 
> not possible to do this in libpurple without also using the win32 
> SSL/TLS system - certificates and SSL/TLS transports are tied together.  
> Unfortunately a lot of protocols had issues when going via Window's 
> stunnel SSL libraries instead of via NSS, and this would cause 
> connections to hang.
> On 11 January 2018 at 10:20, <pidgin at alexoren.com 
> <mailto:pidgin at alexoren.com>> wrote:
>     On 2018-01-10 1:16 PM, Dave Warren wrote:
>         Is there any particular reason that pidgin doesn't use the
>         existing Windows certificate store? This would seem to alleviate
>         the need to juggle with certificates manually.
>         Or did I miss part of the plot here?
>     Probably because Pidgin is not a primarily Windows program and
>     nobody wrote a plugin to do that
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