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I am developing and I need to access https://localhost. I know the certificate will not match. I just want curl to ignore that. Currently it gives me the following error message:

curl: (51) SSL peer certificate or SSH remote key was not OK

Is it possible to tell curl to perform the access anyway?

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Yeah, you can do that, as curl --help would have told you:

curl -k


curl --insecure
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right, I just found it myself. I looked for it yesterday and it was not there! :) –  jeckyll2hide Jan 16 '13 at 23:12
Whoa! What's with the snarky reply? –  user973810 Jul 29 at 16:21

curl -k or curl --insecure does NOT fix this particular error condition: "curl: (51) SSL peer certifcate

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The SSL peer certificate error occurs when validation of the trust chain (not the actual certificate) fails. My first recommendation would be to update the CA bundle on the machine –  Mathias R. Jessen Jul 30 at 10:35

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