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cPanel SSL Login warning : site's identity can't be verified

Category: Cpanel

2011-12-30 1:23 pm EST

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I'm on Firefox, and I'm trying to log into the control panel. When I do, I get a warning page with the following text:

You have asked Firefox to connect
securely to, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.
Normally, when you try to connect securely,
sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are
going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.

Is there a known reason this is popping up? Should I be concerned?

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I also wanted to get rid of this message, since it scares my customers when they try to log into their webmail. I was advised by a support representative to change the hostname on WHM, which I did. Since I already have a wildcard SSL installed, I decided to give it a try. Now, instead of vps**** I have configured. I also added an A entry for pointing to my server IP. But still, when I go to, it redirects to vps**** Where can I change this redirection, so it points to
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2016-10-21 05:21 am EST

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Tim S
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2011-12-30 1:37 pm EST
Hi brainssm,

Thanks for posting your question on the support center. I'm more than happy to assist you today. It seems like you are trying to connect to cPanel over SSL. If you do not have an SSL installed then you'll get this warning. What is the URL you are trying to access cPanel with?

For more information on SSL and HTTPS please see the link below:
<a href="">What is SSL</a>
<a href="">How do I obtain a SSL?</a>

If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.


Tim S

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Correa, you can change this setting from your WHM. Once you're logged into WHM search for 'Tweak Settings' in the top left, and then search the Tweak Settings page for 'redirect'. From the options change 'Always redirect to SSL' to 'Off' and change the two 'destination' settings to 'Hostname'. When you're done, click 'Save' at the bottom of the page, clear your cache, and you will be able to load your webmail, cPanel login, WHM login, and other pages with your server's hostname.
2,858 Points
2016-10-21 9:51 am EST
Casey, I did as you instructed and allowed time for the change to propagate, but still get redirected to vps****
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2016-11-01 6:24 am EST
@Correa, you may want to re-check the option in the WHM tweak settings to always use SSL. However, check to make sure your "Service SSL" uses your domain's SSL. If you have trouble with step, and you are a customer of InMotion Hosting, you can get in touch with Live Support.

Also, try clearing your browser cache. It's possible the old redirect is still loading first.
10,285 Points
2016-11-01 6:05 pm EST
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