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Fixed

Self-signed SSL certificates are not recognized in Textastic 2.2 (WebDAV)

John Holland 9 years ago updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 7 years ago 1
While connecting to a secure webDAV Server with a self-signed certificate, Texttastic tells me that the certificate is unknown and that the connection to the server is being denied.

Apple's iWork apps warn of the potential hazard and ask for connection confirmation.

Answer

Answer
Fixed
Update: there is now a "Verify SSL Certificate" switch in the WebDAV connection configuration screen. Switch it to "Off" to accept self-signed certificates.

Previous comment and workaround:
Seems like I forgot to implement the "Verify SSL certificate" switch as it exists for FTPS connections. I'll add it in an update.

As a workaround, you can e-mail yourself the self-signed SSL certificate. Then retrieve it on your iPad and open the certificate file. iPad will ask if you want to install it. Check it to install SSL Certificate.

I've heard that you can also use the iPhone Configuration Utility to install certificates on devices. (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL851 (Mac) or http://support.apple.com/kb/DL926 (Windows)).
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Seems like I forgot to implement the "Verify SSL certificate" switch as it exists for FTPS connections. I'll add it in an update.

As a workaround, you can e-mail yourself the self-signed SSL certificate. Then retrieve it on your iPad and open the certificate file. iPad will ask if you want to install it. Check it to install SSL Certificate.

I've heard that you can also use the iPhone Configuration Utility to install certificates on devices. (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL851 (Mac) or http://support.apple.com/kb/DL926 (Windows)).
Would be great if this worked the same as other apps (Omni , mobile me, etc), where a warning pops up saying that it's an invalid certain, but you could Cancel, Continue or Trust Always...
Answer
Fixed
Update: there is now a "Verify SSL Certificate" switch in the WebDAV connection configuration screen. Switch it to "Off" to accept self-signed certificates.

Previous comment and workaround:
Seems like I forgot to implement the "Verify SSL certificate" switch as it exists for FTPS connections. I'll add it in an update.

As a workaround, you can e-mail yourself the self-signed SSL certificate. Then retrieve it on your iPad and open the certificate file. iPad will ask if you want to install it. Check it to install SSL Certificate.

I've heard that you can also use the iPhone Configuration Utility to install certificates on devices. (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL851 (Mac) or http://support.apple.com/kb/DL926 (Windows)).