I get a security warning when trying to login to my VPS, What now?

This article applies to 123-reg VPS hosting..


This article explains the reasons why you may see a security warning on your screen as you’re trying to login to your VPS hosting account.

Please Note: You will also receive this security warning when accessing the Virtuozzo Control Panel and Parallels Product Installer pages.

When logging into your VPS for the first time, you may be presented by the browser a security warning. This is due to the type of certificate being used for added security.

There are 2 types of certificates:

  • An Authority signed certificate
  • A Self Signed certificate

Both are the exact same level of security, but a self signed certificate is issued by webfusion and needs to be accepted one time in the users browser. This is because the browser does not recognise Webfusion as the issuer, whereas it already recognises established authorities who issue SSL certificates.

In order to access your Server for the first time you will need to Accept the security warning.

If you are using Firefox you will need to do the following:

When browsing to the login page of your VPS you will need to confirm the security warning.

1

Click on the I Understand the Risks link.

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2

Click on the Add Exception button.

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3

Click on the Get Certificate button.

4

Click on the Confirm Security Exception button.

If you are using Internet Explorer you will need to do the following:

When browsing to the login page of your VPS you will need to confirm the security warning.

1

Click on the Continue to this website (not recommended) link.

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2

Click on the Yes button.

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