repeated untrusted connection to gmail
I recently cleared my complete browsing history and cache. Now I keep getting "Untrusted Connection" when trying to connect to my gmail accounts. But I don't think that's true.
Thank you, cippazza, that did the trick. It's curious, as the problem only arose after I cleared all of my recent history about a week ago, so I didn't think that that would resolve the issue. But it did. Very grateful to you for the input.Read this answer in context 3
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This is the "error" message:
"This Connection is Untrusted
You have asked Firefox to connect securely to accounts.google.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.
Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.
What Should I Do?
If you usually connect to
this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is
trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.
accounts.google.com uses an invalid security certificate.
The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is not trusted.
(Error code: sec_error_untrusted_issuer)"
I had the same issue and I solved it by deleting cache and site preferences . I know the people solved by deleting cert8.db inside the firefox profile folder.
Modified by cippazza
Thank you, cippazza, that did the trick. It's curious, as the problem only arose after I cleared all of my recent history about a week ago, so I didn't think that that would resolve the issue. But it did. Very grateful to you for the input.
Thanks, cippazza. I had this problem after upgrading from Firefox 4 to 8. Changing the name of cert8.db in the user profile folder forced Firefox to rebuild cert8.db, which is much smaller and works!
Hi whisky_jack Thanks for your input. I find that simply deleting the entire History does the trick – easy! What do you mean when you say, "Changing the name of cert8.db in the user profile folder forced Firefox to rebuild cert8.db, which is much smaller and works!"? And how would you do that?
Hey MargaretInOban - Locate the cert8.db file in /Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles. With Firefox closed, rename (or just delete) the cert8.db file. The file will be recreated automatically next time you open Firefox. This solution worked for me and I noticed that the new file was only 25KB, smaller than the one I deleted that was 672KB.