In Chrome, when you’re using a self signed SSL certificate you’ll sometimes see a warning message that you have to click through before being allowed on to your page.

Newer versions of Chrome take this further, where if your self signed certificate is super out of date, you don’t even get the option to click through and ignore the message.

The Workaround

First of all, please note that you should only ever use this on servers you control and are absolutely sure are not compromised. These warnings are there for a reason.

Having said that, if you’re reading this you’re probably a web developer and know what you’re doing.

The simple workaround here is just to type badidea anywhere into the page. The page will load as normal, and it will continue to do so as long as your session continues.