Here is the solution I got this morning from IBM and it did fix my problem.

FYI, I got this information from IBM and it does resolve my problem using Firefox, I can now manage my 7.7.5 HMC's and V7000's. Be aware, I can't speak to what this does with respect to making connections unsecure again because of SSLv3, you're on your own with that one.

In regards to the sslv3 issue on HMC remote connections. The firefox 34 version removed sslv3 so that breaks the connection.

You can backlevel the firefox or circumvent.
To circumvent:
Reconfiguring Firefox
about:config can be used to enable the desired cipher however an easy way to set/verify the Firefox cipher is to use the SSL Version Control plugin by Mozilla.
- Click on Add-ons
- Get Add-on
- Search for "SSL Version Control"
- Select the addon

It will show in installed extensions under the addons listing. To configure the cipher click Options in the ssl version control, then select minimum ssl version to sslv3. Then after that change just refresh the page and it should be ok.

Paul Fenstermacher | Sys Admin, Sr | Corporate Systems - POWER Systems
Administration | Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
663 West Highway 60 | Monett, MO 65708 | 417-235-4114 x177389 |

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pete Helgren
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:06 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: HMC certificate error with latest Firefoc update

Paul Fenstermacher posted a solution just this morning. A Plugin that restores that functionality to Firefox (if I understand the post correctly)

Pete Helgren
GIAC Secure Software Programmer-Java

On 12/10/2014 11:38 AM, Adam Driver wrote:
Hi Everyone,

Suddenly getting an error from the latest Firefox update that SSLv3 is blocked when I try and access our HMCs. I only use Firefox for internal stuff like HMCs and tape libraries, does anyone know if there is a way around this? I really don't like using IE for HMCs if I don't have to.


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