04-10-2008, 11:13 AM #1Keychain has untrusted certificate
I'm a week & a half into my new MBP (love it), and in the process of setting up Keychain to manage my passwords.
I downloaded an update (I *think* it was from apple - sorry, getting old and have CRS disease) that's making me uncomfortable, because when I look in System Keychains, there are a total of six listed in two categories:
2 are public, 2 are private, and 2 are "certificate".
The "certificates" are marked with a red X and noted "This root certificate is not trusted".
Can someone tell me whether I should be worried, and if not, why not?
04-10-2008, 09:42 PM #2
I guess nobody knows the answer to that question, so how about this one:
I can enter my password and unlock the System keychain - would it hurt anything to delete the two untrusted certificates?
They are "self-signed root certificates" that expire 3/26/28.
04-10-2008, 11:34 PM #3
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I have them too. I don't really understand what certificates are, so my rule is if I don't know what something is I just leave it alone.
Too many people just go and delete things they don't know what they are and then things go wrong and they can't log into their computer.
I have no reason to believe that these files aren't from apple. Especially if you just got your computer, I doubt apple would send it to you with something bad on it out of the box.
04-11-2008, 10:33 AM #4
Well, I was kind of assuming that they arrived with the add-in I installed (it had something to do with making Keychain easier to use), but if you've got them too, then that rules that out.
I do find it slightly disturbing that Apple will ship something with untrusted certificates - so far, nearly everything with my Mac experience has been great, and again, I just don't quite get why Apple wouldn't fix this - it seems like it should be easy to do.
Anyway, thanks for the response.
04-11-2008, 10:38 AM #5
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Sorry, did you download this with the Software Update thing?
04-11-2008, 11:43 AM #6
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Either that, or they're just needed by the system for internal signing of things...
Again, I'm not really sure on this, but I have them as well, so I think you're good just leaving them.
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