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lynx --source and Openfire ssl

Question asked by gmf on Aug 27, 2007
Latest reply on Aug 29, 2007 by gmf


Way back I was trying to add users via a script and came across the User Service plugin where I can add users via an http URL. I'm only allowing https access (on port 9091) using a self-signed certificate to the Openfire server and am having issues with lynx or curl accessing openfire.



If I use lynx --source t&username=kafka&password=drowssap&name=franz&email=franz@kafka.combigsecret&username=kafka&password=drowssap&name=franz& as in the example for the User Service plugin I get this back.


Looking up example:9091
Making HTTPS connection to
Retrying connection without TLS.
Looking up
Making HTTPS connection to
Alert!: Unable to make secure connection to remote host.
lynx: Can't access startfile
Of course I'm using my own domain instead of


So I figured it must be a problem with Lynx not wanting to except the certificates so I went into /etc/lynx.cfg and changed FORCE_SSL_PROMPT:prompt to FORCE_SSL_PROMPT:yes so it will allow me to connect to sites with self-signed certificates. My error with Lynx stays the same. With curl -k I get this.




At least that's a proper XML response. What do I need to do to call this URL using curl or lynx? If I use Firefox and don't accept the certificate I get the RequestNotAuthorised response so I'm thinking that my cli web browsers aren't accepting the certificate?