or: making your file uploads work over HTTPS when you are using a self-signed certificate or an authority Flash decides it doesn’t like.
Flash is a popular way to upload files to web sites. This is because you can have multiple files upload at once, give pretty progress bars, and can control the file upload UI. There are some alternatives that don’t appear to be cross-platform, but that seems self-defeating.
But there is a problem; if you are using a certificate that Flash doesn’t like, it doesn’t work at all. And you don’t get an error message. In Windows this is solved pretty well. If Internet Explorer trusts a certificate, so does Flash. But on Linux, flash only checks the system certificate store. And on Fedora, it doesn’t even do that.
To fix it until Adobe fixes the bug, run as root:
mkdir /etc/ssl && ln -sf /etc/pki/tls/certs /etc/ssl/certs
Come to think of it, is there a way to tell where the system certs should be found?