XF 2.2 XenForo upgrade check failed: cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem


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I'm setting up XenForo in my firms non-public intranet. I've noticed several log entries with this error.

(1) I would like to disable the automatic checking of upgrades, if possible, and
(2) How do I go about correcting this issue? I've been searching and cant seem to find a solution or steps to get beyond the error.

I've added it below for reference. From what I see its an cert issue; but I'm not sure what I need to do on my end.

GuzzleHttp\Exception\RequestException: XenForo upgrade check failed: cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem: self-signed certificate in certificate chain (see https://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/c/libcurl-errors.html) src\vendor\guzzlehttp\guzzle\src\Handler\CurlFactory.php:201
Generated by: ***** Mar 6, 2024 at 2:48 PM
I was having the same issue on a fresh install.
The issue seemed to be that (newer versions of?) Elasticsearch uses self-signed certificates by default.

Worked around this by disabling SSL for Elasticsearch and also changed host to
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