For those of you who have tried to login to your NABCO portal recently, you may notice that there are some changes to the way you used to login to the website. Trainees using the Google Chrome browser gets this strange notice:
Your connection is not private
Attackers might be trying to steal your information from apply.nabco.gov.gh (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards).NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID”The above alert was as a result of some changes on the NABCO website server.See, the interaction between a website’s server and the browser passes through protocols (secure connection and none secured connection). Websites using an SSL are deemed to be secure whiles those without SSL certificate installed on them are not.“SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details”.
When an SSL certificate is installed on a web server, it activates the “Padlock” with the “https” protocol which allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
“Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer, and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.”
Earlier, NABCO has an SSL certificate installed on their server and hence the site is seen as a secured one by the chrome bot.
But along the line, it seems the SSL certificate has expired and then this all issue of “Your connection is not private” begins to pop up.
How to Login without Worrying about the Notice
There are different browsers you can use to login to the NABCO website, but most trainees preferred to used Google Chrome since that’s the most recommended browser for many.
To tell you, The Chrome browser is actually the best and most secure browser if you are concern with your online security.
So using the browser, you visit the NABCO website as you used to do by typing the URL: https://apply.nabco.gov.gh in your browser.
Now, you’ll be displayed with the below alert,
Here, what you have to do is to look below the “Your connection is not private”, you’ll see Advanced. Tap on the Advanced.
Now another guide will be open explaining why you get such an Alert. Just scroll down and you’ll see “Proceed to apply.nabco.gov.gh (unsafe)”.
Tap on it and then you are good to go. You should be able to login to your portal without a problem
The other way to login without passing through the above steps is to get a different browser say: UC browser or Opera Mini Browser.
Visit the NABCO website using these browsers and you shouldn’t encounter this problem. That’s all.
Hope this is helpful. Leave your comment below if you still have some challenges you may want us to address.