Quantcast
Jump to content


PreCentral: HP to issue root certificate fix, ensure continued access to webOS cloud services


Recommended Posts

HP to issue root certificate fix, ensure continued access to webOS cloud service

If you've been watching the webOS Nation Forums or the webOS community on Twitter, you may have seen the troubling reports that , 2013. This certificate is responsible for ensuring secure access to HP's webOS cloud services, including backup and the App Catalog, and once it expires, there's no accessing those services. It's a problem, a ticking time bomb, if you will.

We've been wondering if or when HP was going to fix the issue, and indeed had heard rumblings that a fix was in the works and due - wait for it - in the coming weeks. Today we got word from HP that the fix is indeed coming. In fact, it's due today, and it's coming in the form of an update to the the webOS App Catalog.

Updating one app to update a part of webOS isn't something new to HP. Back in 2011 they issued an update to the Maps app on webOS smartphones, that in addition to switching the mapping service also support on the device. Granted, this isn't as much of a stealth update - the sole purpose of this update to the App Catalog is to install a new, later-expiring root certificate.

The App Catalog update is for webOS 2.1 and higher devices only. For those running older versions of webOS, you'll have to go into the App Catalog and manually download the HP App Catalog Update app.
Seeing as the update is to replace the certificate that expires on July 23, you'll need to do this before July 23. If you don't, it's still possible, but you're going to have to trick the system by setting your device clock back to before July 23, 2013 and then downloading the update.

Once you've updated with the new certificate things should continue to work for quite some time. In fact, we'd expect a shutdown from HP's webOS servers before the new certificates expire. So you should .

mf.gif
    


a2t.imgA-MLtdCPqzQ

link hidden, please login to view
Link to comment
Share on other sites



  • Replies 0
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Days

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Topics

    • By Harima
      I am wondering how can I get my lg SMART TV webOS 3.4 to connect with google home mini?
    • By News Reporter
      10 Appliances and Consumer Electronics from LG Recognized at
      2021 International Design Excellence Awards

      SEOUL, Sep. 22, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) has been recognized once again for excellence in product design at the 2021 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), receiving 10 accolades in total. Among the winners, LG StanbyME, a unique wireless display designed for a new kind of content-consuming audience, received the coveted Gold distinction.
      LG StanbyME is a new interpretation of the content-consumption device for a new generation of viewers. A 27-inch LED display connected to a movable stand with fabric covering on the back radiates a feeling of premiumness that looks beautiful in every room, blending in with any interior. In addition to the IDEA Gold award, LG StanbyME has been honored with other prestigious international design recognitions this year including the iF Design Award 2021 and the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021.
      Four of LG’s premium products received Bronze awards for originality: LG OLED evo TV gallery stand for its artistic slim design, LG Eclair Soundbar for its unique curved look that breaks with traditional soundbars, LG WashTower for its unified one-body and smart technologies and LG PuriCare Air Purifier for its sleek look and powerful performance.
      The five remaining LG products were named Finalists at this year’s competition in recognition of their design brilliance:
      LG Styler Objet Collection LG CordZero ThinQ A9 Kompressor and All-in-One Tower LG PuriCare Dual Water Purifier LG InstaView Slide-in Oven Range LG UltraGear Gaming Speaker “Design helps consumers realize their desired lifestyle and express their individuality,” said Lee Chul-bae, head of LG Electronics’ corporate design center. “LG is committed to meeting customers’ aspirations to enhance their quality of life and will do so by continuing to demonstrate designs that embody the lifestyles our customers want.”
      Sponsored every year by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), IDEA is one of the world’s most prestigious design awards, honoring products with notable and ingenious designs that have highly contributed to the field of industrial design.
      # # #

      link hidden, please login to view
    • By Josef
      I am recording videos to 
      link hidden, please login to view NAS. During the recording I like to watch the video (still recording).  The Photo and Video App on webOS does not show the file unless the recording has terminated. Is there a possibility to watch videos in webOS while it get recorded? Joseph
       
    • By mayhemfiasco
      Is it possible to access Live playback, i.e. pause, rewind live TV with a universal remote, not using the LG magic remote?
      I have an LG 65" OLED B8 and use a Logitech Harmony 650 remote  - can't use the magic remote as a universal remote as my sound runs through an AV receiver connected via the toslink input on the TV, not HDMI., so no Simplink/CEC. 
      Live playback is working fine (recording to hard drive ok) and I would swear that when I set up the Logitech remote it was able to pause and rewind live TV just using the Play/Pause/Rewind  buttons on the harmony remote no problem, but when I tried it recently it wouldn't work. Nothing in my set up has changed. Has something changed with webOS??
      I've check the Harmony setup is correct and if I bring up the live playback scroll bar with the magic remote, then the buttons on the Logitech work perfectly so I don't think it's a Logitech Harmony problem.
      The only thing I can't figure out is how to get the harmony remote to bring up the Live Playback display, without using the magic remote.  I also find that shaking the magic remote to get the pointer doesn't work very well, so I have to move the scroll wheel to get the pointer, which changes the channel, so I'd rather avoid it altogether (I also feel like I used to be able to bring up the magic remote pointer by clicking the scroll wheel, but that doesn't work any more either. Did I imagine it?)
      Any suggestions on a button function I can program on the Harmony to bring up the Live Playback display, or better yet restore the ability to just press Play/Pause/Rewind on the Harmony and it works without needing the Live Playback scroll bar to be displayed first?
      Apologies if I haven't explained my issue properly. i've never had a problem with my OLED before ( I love it!) so am a first time poster. any ideas?
    • By Graemew
      I have an LG Smart TV and I wanted to watch the US open tennis final live from Spain.  I subscribed to Eurovision to get access to the game, but then I couldn’t find the Eurovision app on my TV.   Where is it?  How else could I have watched the live tennis?







×
×
  • Create New...