How to get Flash to accept an un-signed cert

Via my man Greg.

  1. First, you have to add your self-signed cert to the IE/Windows certificate store as a trusted certificate authority.
  2. Then you need to set up an entry in your hosts file to map your server’s IP to host name that’s in the cert.

Once you do both of those things, IE will no longer prompt you about that cert on that site. Then Flash works with SSL.