HTTPS, Cacert

For quite a bit of time, VideoLAN had its websites available on HTTPS. This is important for forums, wiki and other places were you had to log-in to avoid passwords in clear.

Unfortunately, our certificate was a Cacert certificate, which means that it was not recognized by most browsers.

Then Mozilla started its fight against SSL with the most stupid UI ever (and was followed by Chrome) to force people into this SSL certificate extortion business.

Therefore, when, last week, our Cacert certificate expired, we bought a new SSL certificate from

Available websites

We have now quite a few service that now work on HTTPS:


VLC 2.1.0 will play HTTPS in a better way, even with self-signed certificates of your seedboxes ;)