The certificates we have registered for all our HTTPS services are signed by trusted authorities - Provided by DigiCert.
Some Subversion clients do not ship with a list of trusted CAs, like your web browser (Firefox / IE) does for example. That means that it is possible for your SVN client to be unable to properly validate SSL certificates.
If you receive a message like this:
Error validating server certificate for 'https://*.svn.cvsdude.com:443': -
The certificate is not issued by a trusted authority. Use the fingerprint
to validate the certificate manually! Certificate information:
Hostname: *.svn.cvsdude.com - Valid: from Aug 3 00:00:00 2010 GMT to Aug 7 23:59:59 2011 GMT
Issuer: www.digicert.com, DigiCert Inc, US
(R)eject, accept (t)emporarily or accept (p)ermanently?
First, please check that the your URL you are connecting to does indeed have a valid certificate:
Go to http://www.digicert.com/help/ > Enter your service URL. i.e.: https://DOMAIN.svn.cloudforge.com > Check Server
Verify that all the tests suceeded - If anything fails, please email us to firstname.lastname@example.org
However, if the tests succeed, and you still have issues as detailed above:
- Make sure your client has the DigiCert root certificates installed.
- You can download them here https://www.digicert.com/digicert-root-certificates.htm (For Most OS, or clients you don't need to do this, as they come "bundled" with CA certs by default)
Ultimately, if in doubt, please email email@example.com for more help.