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 “thisisunsafe” 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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