How to fix wget certificate issues

Posted by chetan on June 12, 2012 in computers suck

If you’ve ever run into this annoying message before:

$ wget
--2012-06-12 14:42:46--
Connecting to||:443... connected.
ERROR: cannot verify's certificate, issued by `/C=US/O=DigiCert Inc/ High Assurance CA-3':
  Unable to locally verify the issuer's authority.
To connect to insecurely, use `--no-check-certificate'.

There’s actually an easy fix!

You may want to run


occasionally to keep things up to date as well.