Self-Signed Certificates in Mac OS X

Here are instructions for importing self-signed certificates into Mac OS X.

Rather than going through Safari, it is possible to get the same dialog in Mail.app, check the comments for details. From what I understand, there is no centralized certificate database for applications in Windows, so it’s an app by app basis there.

All this will do is get rid of the nag screens when using SSL or TLS for mail services, Jabber, or any other service, as we use the same certificate for just about everything.

As a reminder, POP/IMAP before SMTP authentication will be going away by the 14th of this month. See this post for more details about that.