ASDM starts with "hostname mismatch" warning

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Sep 27th, 2007
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When I start ASDM to the primary (active) ASA of a failover pair (, there is a warning about the certificate not matching the hostname. The certificate points to the inside IP adress of the standby ASA ( Below the waning:

Hostname Mismatch

The hostname in the server security certificate does not match the name of the server.

Hostname of the URL: Hostname from the certificate:

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aghaznavi Thu, 10/04/2007 - 10:06
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In the New Site Certificate wizard, you can accept the certificate for the current session or accept it until the certificate expires. To avoid going through the New Site Certificate wizard every time you log in to the home page, accept the certificate until it expires. If Common Services is running in a plug-in environment, it displays plug-in alerts, for example, server certificate details, hostname mismatch details).

Step 2 Click Yes in a plug-in alert to go to the Login panel.

If the server is in SSL mode, and you enter http://server_name:1741, you are redirected to https://server_name:443


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