Apple "community" and a GTE CyberTrust Global Root certificate?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ReverendCharm, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. ReverendCharm macrumors newbie

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    I just now tried to go to apple.com and go to the "community" part to ask a question and i got this message for the first time:
    ___________________
    This Connection is Untrusted

    You have asked Firefox to connect
    securely to discussions.apple.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.

    __________________


    So does anyone know what thats about? I have been there quite a few times and never needed to verify any certificates or ever got a message like this ...any ideas? the certificate is from a248.e.akamai.net and its issued by GTE CyberTrust Global Root
     
  2. onlymac macrumors newbie

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    the discussions.apple.com site is down ... has been down for nearly 12 hours now ... they've been beta testing a new version of the forum for a while apparently so it may be that they're about to switch to it ... or maybe they're just having problems, who knows.
     
  3. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    Hamburg, Germany
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    seems to be a Firefox issue (had the same "connection is untrusted" error on my MBP earlier).

    using Safari, i'm seeing no such error.

    AD is still down, though.
     
  4. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    There was an announcement on the front page of Apple Discussions yesterday that said because of some updates to AppleCare Apple Discussions would be down for an extended period starting at 9 pm PST. It would not appear to be related to the new version of "Apple Support Communities."
     
  5. ReverendCharm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well that eased concerns that it isnt just me ...thanks everybody
     
  6. onlymac macrumors newbie

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    as suggested, it was the change over to the new format
     
  7. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    It was definitely a surprise to me to see the new format rolled out. It took less time for this rollout than it did for the change from WebX to Jive in November, 2005.
     

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