FRITZ!Box 7581 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 7581 Service

Message "Your connection is not private"

When you attempt to access the FRITZ!Box over the internet, your web browser displays one of the following messages:

  • "Your connection is not secure"
  • “This site is not secure”
  • "There is a problem with this website's security certificate"
  • "Cannot verify server identity"

Fig.: Chrome security alert "Your connection is not private"

Cause

  • The web browser describes the encrypted HTTPS connection to the FRITZ!Box as not secure or not private because your FRITZ!Box's individual security certificate is not known to third party organizations that validate certificates.

Confirming the security warning

You must confirm the web browser's security warning to access the FRITZ!Box. This does not pose a security risk!

  • Google Chrome

    1. Click on "Advanced".
    2. Click "Proceed to [...] (unsafe)".
  • Mozilla Firefox

    1. Click "Advanced" and then "Add Exception...".
      • The window "Add Security Exception" opens.
    2. Click "Confirm Security Exception" in the "Add Security Exception" window.
  • Microsoft Edge

    1. Click "Details".
    2. Click "Continue to this webpage (not recommended)".
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

    1. Click "Continue to this website (not recommended)".
  • Apple Safari

    1. Click "Show Certificate".
    2. Enable the option "Always trust [...] when connecting to [...]" and click "Continue".
    3. Enter the password of your macOS user account and click "Update settings".

Now you can access the FRITZ!Box user interface over the internet.

Note:This message will no longer be displayed when you access the FRITZ!Box in the future if you enable the option "Use certificate from letsencrypt.org (recommended)" under "Internet > MyFRITZ! Account" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.