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Firefox nightly updates break HTTPS

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Just for nightly:

For the last week or so (sorry I can't be more specific). When I update the FF Nightly [58.0a1 (2017-10-13) (64-bit)] It keeps breaking something so that I can no longer access HTTPS sites from Nightly. I get the "Secure Connection Failed" page (SEC_ERROR_LIBRARY_FAILURE) for all HTTPS pages (mozillia.org too). It doesn't happen with every update but it has happened at least 3 or 4 times in the last week.

I can access HTTPS from regular Firefox 56.0 if I close nightly first. I can access HTTPS from Chrome/Chromium. Manually disabling all of the add-ons has no effect. However, Nightly will start in safe mode. I suspect that safe mode bypasses the profile. To fix this, I have to reset Firefox, which starts a new profile.

Chosen solution

This problem has not reappeared for a few months. I would be willing to mark it solved. I have no real idea what you all did but good work and thanks for your help and for the amazing browser.

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Which Linux distribution are you using?

You can create a new profile to test if your current profile is causing the problem.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.


  • /questions/1178999 Secure sites fail with SEC_ERROR_LIBRARY_FAILURE using 57 on ubuntu 17
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Thank you for your quick and thorough reply.

1) Ubuntu 17.04

2) A new profile works fine. It was the solution for the other times. Because I'm on sync, creating the new profile is annoying but not hard.

3) This looks like a duplicate of issue /questions/1178999. So you may close it.

4) I'm running Nightly as a canary... so that you can know if there are rough edges that may need sanding.

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Do you get this error often when Nightly updates or did you only see it once?

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Often? In the last say week there have been roughly 10 to 14 updates and conservatively it has happened 2 to 3 times. So it doesn't happen every time but it isn't rare either.

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FYI;

This weekend I updated twice with no issues. This morning (Oct. 16, 2017 at about 10:00 EST) HTTPS stopped working again, same symptoms.

I've copied the profile just in case there's something we can find in that.

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Maybe try to rename/remove SiteSecurityServiceState.txt

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The same result.

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Chosen Solution

This problem has not reappeared for a few months. I would be willing to mark it solved. I have no real idea what you all did but good work and thanks for your help and for the amazing browser.

Modified by telesphore

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The Nightly development channel gets checkins and two updates each day so sometimes this can lead to issues until fixed, finished or reverted.

If you want to be a Nightly channel Tester then you may be interested in the Builds threads in http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=23

Modified by James