So here is an utterly ridiculous trick that may actually prove to be quite useful should you ever need it.
With recent Chrome updates, hosts which fail to provide a valid SSL certificate are blocked via a NET::ERR_CERT_INVALID error. This essentially is the result of a secure site failing to provide a valid SSL Certificate in some way. In Chrome, when this occurs, you will see a screen similar to the following:
Previously one could circumvent this by clicking on a link which would allow you to override the error. However, such links in current builds of Chrome are no longer provided.
Interestingly, the work around for this is simple, bordering the ridiculous. Just focus on the page and type “danger“. The page will then automatically refresh and load as if the certificate was valid from that point on.
Obviously you want to be mindful of this work around (e.g. only using it for known hosts, such as a dev environment, etc., as was the case in my example).