Trusting servers & certificates

Sometimes your Mac wants to connect to a server which cannot be verified. If this is a server you don’t recognize or haven’t used before, you should probably cancel and contact the owner of the server.

If it’s your own company server or if you’re connecting to a shared contacts address book or email system, you can override these security settings to avoid repeatedly seeing the notification.

Verifying a certificate

  1. Click Show Certificate.
  2. Check Always trust.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Type your computer’s login password. This is the one you use to get to your desktop – it may not match the password on the server. Then Update Settings.

Learn more about security & troubleshooting.

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