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Old Feb 17, 2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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Can't establish a secure connection to the server

greetings,

my powerbook has started refusing to access a number of websites, instead displaying the message: safari can't open the page "..." because it couldn't establish a secure connection to the server "...".

any ideas? thanks! dana
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 02:12 PM   #2
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Which websites? You can try clicking on the Safari menu (when launched), and then on Reset Safari. It could also be something wrong with the website.
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 07:37 PM   #3
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no...the websites work--a bank, yahoo mail, etc. i can access them fine from my iMac.
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 11:57 AM   #4
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Did you try to Safari Reset? Also, in Safari > Preferences > Security check to make sure accept cookies isn't set to never. If that both of those fail you could try creating a new account and seeing if the pages load in there.
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Old Oct 24, 2007, 10:35 AM   #5
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can't establish a secure connection to the server

I had this problem as well. Adding new root authority certificates from Thawte fixed the problem. Apple has documentation on how to do this here http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h...en/mh2046.html

I added the root and server certificates that I downloaded from here
http://www.thawte.com/roots
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 07:44 AM   #6
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Silly Computer

I can't even access any of the links below... same problem "Safari cannot establish a secure connection"
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 07:27 PM   #7
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@Simplisticly: Is your computer's date and time set correctly? What version of Mac OS X and Safari do you have?
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 01:21 PM   #8
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Answer

(P)arental (C)ontrols might be your problem.
Go on PC and click on COntent, then Customize.
Keep This window Open.


Now go on the website that safari cant securre a connection to, and find the i.P of that website. Copy the i.p

http://www.ehow.com/how_4616198_ping...dress-mac.html



Finally, go back on Parental Controls paste the i.p of the website (instead of the url) and it should work.
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Old Mar 2, 2014, 09:05 AM   #9
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I have this problem too. I live in Turkey and the problem - coincidentally or not - suddenly appeared a couple of days after the government introduced censorship.

Could it be connected? What does "couldn't establish a secure connection" actually mean?
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 04:24 PM   #10
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I found a fix for the secure connection issue - FINALLY!

Dear all,
I just found a solution, which does not require us to reinstall anything. The problem was related to a certificate!
Check it out.
http://drkoch.dk/how-to-fix-safari-c...re-connection/

Best regards,
Lars
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