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Issue with own server


I just installed CloudFox (thanks for the App!), but unfortunately I cannot use it. I have my own weave server (running the minimal server with some small modifications), and I cannot get it to work. I disabled the default server option in the setup, then set the server field to be exactly the same as I have it in my other machines. I get an invalid username/password every time I try.
In fact, the app does not even talk to the server (I checked the logs...). I think the problem can be one of two things: (a) maybe you are not using the server string after all and trying to login to the mozilla servers anyway, or (b) you are missing what to do when using an HTTPS connection with a self-signed certificate. I remember (b) was an issue in the first versions of Firefox Home in the iPhone platform.
Thanks in advance,
Guillermo Marcus


PieterDeRycke wrote Nov 27, 2011 at 10:31 AM


Tnx for trying Cloudfox and letting me know this issue. I will investigate it and fix it. If I need more information from you I will contact you! Is this ok?
It will not be in the next version (v1.3) as this version has already been submitted to the market place. (It will bring Mango support) But I will try to fix it for v1.4.

Kind regards,
Pieter De Rycke

PieterDeRycke wrote Nov 27, 2011 at 10:40 AM


I have now checked the code, the application is definitely using the custom server URL. Is it possible to provide me more information about your weave server and maybe server logs?
Tnx in advance!

Kind regards,
Pieter De Rycke

gmarcus wrote Nov 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Hello Pieter,

Thanks for looking into this issue. Yes, sure, it is ok to contact me, and I can provide you access to my server for testing (will create a test account tomorrow). The server URL is

The logs are not showing any access from Cloudfox, that is why I think it has something to do with the SSL certificate. Normally you will need to accept the certificate to proceed.

Best wishes,

PieterDeRycke wrote Nov 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM


Then I think I know the cause of the issue. Having a non signed SSL certificate is a huge security issue and it is probably the cause that .Net will by default not want to make connections to such sites. I will modify Cloudfox to allow non signed SSL certificates for custom servers (but I will give a warning when synchronizing).

You can send me a private message on Codeplex to send me the account information for your custom server.


gmarcus wrote Nov 29, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Hi Pieter,

The certificate IS signed. A lot of people uses self-signed certificates in their own servers (they trust themselves, and they are the only users...), but in my case the certificate is signed by CAcert . I think the Microsoft browsers do not trust them by default (I get a message when I try to access it from IE). Anyway, thanks for looking into it and for adding an option to deal with it.

I send you the login info in a PM.


bilbo_b wrote Nov 29, 2011 at 9:40 AM

there seems to be a general problem with certificates since mango. i cant access no site with https and IE9 mobile after upgrading to mango. the only workaround is, to download and install the certificate manualy, the it works. maybe this is the same problem. i hate this bug, because i cant access my webmin servers or any router :-(

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 12:27 AM