HTTPS Problem with Safari 5.1

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Kyahx, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Kyahx macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2011
    Has anyone else had a problem with HTTPS sites in Safari 5.1? I can't get any secure sites to load, been having to use Chrome for the past week :/

    Same error not matter what site I try to browse to.

    "Safari can't open the page "" because Safari can't establish a secure connection to the server "".
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Not a problem here. Empty your cache, maybe. Try Resetting Safari.
  3. Kyahx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2011
    Already tried resetting Safari, didn't help :/
  4. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2009
    I don't know if you still have the problem, but I had the same thing happening and I fixed it by deleting:


    For some reason, this file was generating access denied errors in console and removing it fix my Safari problems.
  5. pslebow macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    HTTPS: slow loading on Safari - fix for me

    While some recommended deleting:


    No impact ....

    So I deleted (renamed):

    and suddenly https site loaded normally.

    Go figure!

    I'm sure it will appear again as a problem somewhere else
  6. PaulD19 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2012
    Can anyone tell me where to find ~/Library/Preferences/

    so I can rename it as indicated above? I'm having the exact same issue, and have tried seemingly everything.
  7. mjenks macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    HTTPS problems with both Safari 5.1 and Firefox

    I'm having exactly the same problem, unable to access any https sites with any of my browsers. I also looked for the Library/Preferences file and couldn't find it. I'm in OSX Lion, on a MacBook Pro purchased new last year. Part of the problem--Apple discussion pages are https, so I can't do research there. Glad someone recently is having the same problem.

    Has OSX Lion changed the location for these security files? Is this some nefarious scheme to have us delete our security protocols so our computers can be accessed? I've contacted my ISP and several of the sites themselves (gmail, for instance), but I'm guessing the problem is actually with SSL (which I don't completely understand).

    I found references to PC users who had solved the same problem by opening port 443, which also seems dangerous. But I can't figure out how to do it, especially with only having access to half the internet.
  8. mjenks macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011

    Just wanted to say that my problem was with my ISP. They reset my modem, and that seems to have fixed the problem, although they wanted to blame it on Mac OS. I did worry that there was something amiss with the security protocols on the Mac, so I was relieved. As usual, my Apple worry is unfounded.

    I encourage you to contact your ISP.

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