Fix SSL Connection Error in Google Chrome: Best Methods (Update): SSL Connection Errors are most common errors among all the browsers and most of us suffer from it. I suffered from this error few days ago, I fixed it and then decided to post an article about How to fix SSL Connection Error in Google Chrome browser as I was using that. SSL Errors are associated with connection, security and certificate issues.
This article will guide you to easily fix SSL error in Google Chrome browser let it be Connection, Security or Certificate, it’s all going to be fixed.
What is SSL Error? Causes and Types
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and is used by websites to keep any information you enter on their page private and secure. All browsers have default inbuilt certificate list of various SSLs. Any mismatch in the certificates causes SSL Errors in Browser. SSL errors are mainly of three types: SSL Certificate error, SSL Connection Error and SSL Security Error. We will discuss how to fix SSL Connection Error in Google Chrome Browser.
Certificate is Un-trusted or issued by un-trusted authority.
Page contains both secure and insecure items.
Certification is not up to date
Mismatch in Date and Time
Antivirus that might be scanning encrypted connections in background.
Update: Additional Reasons That May Cause SSL Error In Chrome (And their fixes).
You may see the following messages/errors that are associated with SSL Error in Chrome.
Your connection is not private.
Your connection is not private (ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID)
Your connection is not private (NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID)
Server has a weak ephemeral Diffie-Hellman public key (ERR_SSL_WEAK_EPHEMERAL_DH_KEY)
This webpage is not available (ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH)
This webpage has a redirect loop (ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS)
If you are getting the first three errors (Your connection is not private), this means that your internet connection or your computer is preventing the Google Chrome browser from loading the page privately and securely. The solution for these errors are already outlined below namely:
Fixing the date and time of your computer
Clearing the browsing data in Chrome
Turning off SSL or HTTPS scanning in Antivirus software
Ignoring the error message and just proceed to the website.
You may encounter the fourth error (ERR_SSL_WEAK_EPHEMERAL_DH_KEY) when a website is trying to set up a secure connect but cannot. This error appears because the connection is NOT secure since the SSL/TLS uses DH key smaller than 1024-bit. This error affects both browsers and servers.
As a user you can only report this error to the website’s owner and ignore the error by proceeding to the website. The owner can then fix the error by updating their server to support ECDHE (Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman) and turn off DHE (Ephemeral Diffie-Hellman). Otherwise, if ECDHE is unavailable, the owner can turn off all DHE cipher suites and use plain RSA.
The fifth error (ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH), otherwise known as “This webpage is not available“, happens when your computer tries to establish a private connection with a secure website but cannot because of some problems with your system. This error is also connected to the “SSL Certificate” security.
Now the last error, “This webpage has a redirect loop (ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS)“, may be the result of a change in the URL of a site during migration from one server to another. Sad to say, Google does not like change in URL addresses so a 301 Redirect Code is issued to point the visitor to the site’s new URL.
A redirect is a way to send both users and search engines to a different URL from the one they originally requested.
When X points to Y and Y points back to X then you have what is known as a “redirect loop“. This scenario will be continuous and the browser won’t be able to display the webpage being visited. Modern browsers are able to identify this problem and will issue the “This webpage has a redirect loop” error.
For example https://www.inforaid.com instead of http://www.inforaid.com.
Change all links to //
For example: img src=”http://www.domain.com/image.gif”, should be replaced by img src=”//www.domain.com/image.gif”.
Change SSL settings
Go to “Customize and Control Google Chrome” >> “Settings” >> Advanced Settings
Search for “Change Proxy Settings” under Network.
Go to Security tab and set “Security Level Zone” and “Internet Zone” to medium. Do same for Privacy.
Go to “Content” >> “Clear SSL State” and restart Google Chrome after this. It might have fixed it for you, but if didn’t worked follow steps below to fix SSL Connection Error in Google Chrome Browser.
Search for “HTTPS/SSL” in settings and go to “Manage Certificates”.
Click on “Import” to import desired certificates and restart Google Chrome after doing.
These above discussed methods will also fix SSL Security Error and SSL Certificate Error in Google Chrome Browser. These are the best methods to fix SSL Connection error in Google Chrome Browser.
However SSL Connection Error in Google Chrome browser is also caused by mismatch in Date and Time of your PC and by the Antivirus Software you are using. Steps for setting Date and Time and managing Antivirus settings to Fix SSL Connection Error in Google Chrome Browser are discussed below.
As some websites such as Facebook, Google+ etc. Tracks location, date and time of your system, any mismatch in date and time cause blocking of certifications. Just change date and time of your system and restart Google Chrome browser and you are done.
Dean Duke is a IT technician by day and Tech Blogger by night. Having written as a freelance author of many years, Dean took the plunge and created a blog where he could write about all the things he wanted to. He is also a husband and the proud father of two children.