How-to Bypass Google Chrome ERR_CERT_INVALID Message

Sometimes when developing applications, or when using self-signed SSL certs, when you browse to a site, Google Chrome will show an error message “ERR_CERT_INVALID“, and it won’t let you proceed past the warning (“for your protection”).

If you know for a fact that you want to proceed, when the message is displayed, use your keyboard and type ā€œthisisunsafeā€ on the Chrome window. This will temporarily bypass the error message and will load the site.

Huge thanks to the following blog post from where I found this information:,%E2%80%9Cthisisunsafe%E2%80%9D%20says%20a%20lot!

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