FreeKB - Linux Commands curl -k --insecure (ignore SSL certificate warning)
Linux Commands - curl -k --insecure (ignore SSL certificate warning)

In this example, the foo.html page is being requested from the www.example.com web server over HTTPS.

curl https://www.example.com/foo.html

 

And the following is displayed, which, in laymen terms, means the certificate being used by the www.example.com web server for HTTPS is not trusted by a certification authority (CA). This is common when a web server is using a self-signed certificate.

curl: (60) Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with known CA certificates
More details here: http://curl.haxx.se/docs/sslcerts.html

curl performs SSL certificate verification by default, using a "bundle"
 of Certificate Authority (CA) public keys (CA certs). If the default
 bundle file isn't adequate, you can specify an alternate file
 using the --cacert option.
If this HTTPS server uses a certificate signed by a CA represented in
 the bundle, the certificate verification probably failed due to a
 problem with the certificate (it might be expired, or the name might
 not match the domain name in the URL).
If you'd like to turn off curl's verification of the certificate, use
 the -k (or --insecure) option.

 

The -k or --insecure flag can be used to tell curl to ignore this warning and the content of foo.html is returned.

~]# curl --insecure https://www.example.com/foo.html
<html>
  <body>
    Hello World
  </body>
</html>

 



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