The OCSP server has no status for the certificate

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OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol) is an Internet protocol used to determine the status of a website's certificate used for secure communications. This article describes how to fix or work around the error message, The OCSP server has no status for the certificate.

For other security-related error messages, see "This Connection is Untrusted" error message appears - What to do.

For other security-related error messages, see Troubleshoot the "Secure Connection Failed" error message.


Check settings

Ensure that Firefox has the default settings for OCSP connection failures:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select OptionsAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and then select OptionsOn the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences...At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Edit menu and select Preferences

    Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose OptionsPreferences

  2. Click on the Advanced icon to open the Advanced panel.
  3. Click on the Encryption tab.
  4. Click on Validation. The Certificate Validation window will appear.
  5. Make sure When an OCSP server connection fails, treat the certificate as invalid is not selected.
  6. Close the Certificate Validation window.
  7. Click OK to close the Options windowClick Close to close the Preferences windowClose the Preferences window

Workaround

To work around the OCSP error, you may temporarily disable OCSP certificate validation.

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select OptionsAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and then select OptionsOn the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences...At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Edit menu and select Preferences

    Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose OptionsPreferences

  2. Click on the Advanced icon to open the Advanced panel.
  3. Click on the Encryption tab.
  4. Click on Validation. The Certificate Validation window will appear.
  5. Click Use the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) to confirm the validaty of certificates to un-select it.
  6. Close the Certificate Validation window.
  7. Click OK to close the Options windowClick Close to close the Preferences windowClose the Preferences window
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