I get asked sometimes a number of times per day do I have a quick fix for the Git SSL Certificates Problem that shows up if you dont have the certificate installed on your workstation the right way.

Solution #1 – The super-easy but bad solution, but it works!!

Simply use the git global preferences to turn off SSL verification:

git config --global http.sslVerify false

The downside is? Well what is the point in using https if you have turned off SSL verification… This solution is not recommended as it leaves you vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, but it is a quick fix and it works. So if you are not going to a repo over the internet then this is a quick fixed that is fine.


If you have any questions or comments please email me at john@johnathanmarksmith.com


06 February 2015