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FIX for: "Safari can't verify the identity of the website" - certificate not valid

62542 Views 102 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2014 10:58 AM by David Utts RSS
  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,315 points)

    Ruliyah wrote:

     

    Dear MadMacs0,

    Not sure why you addressed this to me..., canucksgirl01 started this thread and has been the one with most of the answers. I am mostly here to address questions about malware.

    It is ridiculous to have it and I don't understand that Apple doesn't fix it! My IMac 27 inch is three months old.

    I've never seen this behaviour and my 21.5 inch iMac is the same age as yours. From what others have said it doesn't seem to be Apple's problem to fix.

    Would you please so kind to tell how to get my yahoo email again

    I have no idea. Why not contact Yahoo about their Certificate and / or Apple if you are using Apple Mail as your e-mail reader.

  • dagivarb Calculating status...

    Dear all,

     

    Just in case you have tried all the solutions above: Check your date & time settings.

     

    I struggled with this certificate problem for some time on my young daughter´s macbook, and none of the solutions in this thread worked. Some websites would load normally, others not, and constantly, the "certificate not valid" popup appeared.

     

    Then, I discovered that her date & time settings were set to January 2013, that is 8 months back. As a result, certificates issued after January 2013 are deemed "not valid yet" and the problems appear. It also affected App Store and MobileMe access.

     

    After correcting the date, everything works just fine. So, in case you are stuck as I were, just check your upper right corner and make sure your computer lives in present time.

  • cm010 Calculating status...

    thanks, solved the issue!

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  • Hey_Rissa Calculating status...

    i have the same issue. i had a macbook pro and had the issue. now im on a completly different new computer i just got, havent had it a week and im getting the same error message of " "safari can not verify the identity of the website facebook.com. i tried changing the date and time that didn't work for me. anyone else have any ideas?

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,315 points)

    Hey_Rissa wrote:

     

    i have the same issue.

    This thread started over a year ago and I would guess most contributors are no longer monitoring it, so you would be better served by starting a new topic. I suspect you'll get lots of help then. That's just the way these forums work.

  • Jp Cooper Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I never hit this issue last year (2013) everything was working fine.

     

    Off for a winter break at the end of Decemeber - come back to work - log in and every Site I hit w/ a secure conenction tosses up a Certificate warning.  I've cleared cache - donea  search for the facebook or akamai strings - reset Safari and Keychain.  I am also getting the issue using Chrome and FireFox - all current versions as of Jan 1.  The Date and Time are set to Auto update so that is not the problem.

     

    So I guess Akamai and Apple and Facebook are continuously having this problem a year later.  I do not even use or goto Facebook on my work computer and still am getting the s-static.ak.facebook.com Certificate error.

     

    I have even had several secure URLs redirect to:

    https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/connect/xd_arbiter.php?version=28#

     

    which displayed the following message:

    SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone.

     

    which in turn has nothing to do at all with where I was attempting to go.

     

    This leads me to believe that something is F'ed up on the Certificate servers.


    W T F Apple - FIX YOUR SH*T !!

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,315 points)

    Jp Cooper wrote:

     

    every Site I hit w/ a secure conenction tosses up a Certificate warning.

    Open Keychain Access Preferences->Certirficates tab and tell us what the OCSP, CRL & Priority settings are.

    So I guess Akamai and Apple and Facebook are continuously having this problem a year later.  I do not even use or goto Facebook on my work computer and still am getting the s-static.ak.facebook.com Certificate error.

    I'm not seeing anything even close to this.

    W T F Apple - FIX YOUR SH*T !!

    You do know that Apple is probably not reading this and you need to find another way to communicate issues you have with them.

  • David Utts Calculating status...

    I also noticed "static.ak.facebook.com" since the end of December on my Macbook Pro (running 10.8.5).

     

    It shows up on various websites... including my own website (www.beaconpointleader.com).  What's weird is when I deactivate one of the plug ins in "Wordpress" administration on my site - it stops!   The plug in is Hybrid Connect... but I already have determined it is not their issue as this does not get replicatd on any other mac... JUST MINE.  Only my mac that responds when this plug in is activated and deactivated.  When I turn it off - "static.ak.facebook.com" stops causing issues.   Its baffling!   It makes no sense that deactivating this would only affect my Mac and not replicate other places.  So there is something, some place on my mac that is the cause of this but I am not finding it. 

     

    I have cleared my cache, reparied keychain (lost all my passwords ), changed my pw in facebook, turned off all my add ons in Firefox. I did a disk repair and permissions repair and scubbed everything else I could think of and stil the issue! 

     

    Not sure what to do now... if anyone has an idea let me know.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,315 points)

    David Utts wrote:

     

    I also noticed "static.ak.facebook.com" since the end of December on my Macbook Pro (running 10.8.5).

    Open Keychain Access Preferences->Certirficates tab and tell us what the OCSP, CRL & Priority settings are.

  • David Utts Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Both OCSP and CRL say "Best Attempt"  - Priority is OCSP

  • S. G. Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    My fix a year ago was to reinstall Mac OS (it was still running 10.6 then but I hope it can work with any current version). I did not do a reinstall from scratch, just ran the installation software over my existing data. It fixed my issues.

  • David Utts Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well I will wait to hear from a few others but if I don't maybe its time to upgrade to Maverick

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,315 points)

    David Utts wrote:

     

    Both OCSP and CRL say "Best Attempt"  - Priority is OCSP

    That's as it should be. Should you ever hear that there are stolen or face certificates floating around you can tighten that up, but the settings you have are what I use most of the time.

     

    I know that canucksgirl01's FirstAid approach seems to work for most. I hadn't heard about a system re-install before, but I can see how that might work. I normally don't recommend major OS X upgrades (not updates) until current issues are resolved, but unless somebody comes up with a new idea, you probably won't want to wait much longer if you are convinced that Mavericks has more to offer you.

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