Forum Question: How Do I Identify Trusted Keychain Certificates?

The Keychain Access file on my Mac has a number of certificates which are flagged as “not trusted”. Many follow a naming pattern of com.Apple.ubiquity.peer-uuid.*. How do I determine what these certificates are, whether I need them and whether I can delete them? Thank you
Bob Votaw

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Do I Identify Trusted Keychain Certificates?”

    3/8/12 @ 9:47 pm

    Not trusted simply means that they aren’t verified by an authority. Think of it as a signature without notarization — it doesn’t mean that YOU don’t trust the certificate, as you can if you know what it is for and where you got it.
    Just control+click on the certificate and “Get Info” and you see everything about it.

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    4/9/12 @ 10:16 am

    I have had these and i just ignore it and come off the site,because Apple prompts you about the certificate do you trust it. This is very rare so it makes me wonder what they are showing you a certificate for.

      Patrick Seago
      10/8/12 @ 2:02 pm

      I am at least not alone! When in conversation to Apple rep during a repair to my Mail Box, I mentioned/question this, I was told to just ignore it. Yet that warning “DO YOU TRUST THIS CERTIFICATE” seems to place the responsibility squarely with the user!

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