New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.6 - Safari, Firefox cannot establish secure connection to google, yahoo

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: May 16, 2009
Posts: 2
BrightWolf is on a distinguished road

BrightWolf is offline
Since a few days I cannot login to sites like igoogle, gmail and yahoo anymore, from both Safari and Firefox. It doesn't work on the family account I have created, but it *does* work on the admin account.

After searching for hours I am now convinced that this problem has something to do with an expired certificate. I found an article on Apple support (Mac OS X 10.4 Help: Why isn't a certificate being accepted?) and followed it up, however to no avail. I have tried to add 'X509' to my keychain, and have downloaded and installed new thawte certs. Nothing works. When I check and repair my keychain it stops (unexpected error) and also I cannot reset my keychain (cannot find keychain).

Does anybody know the solution to this problem?
How can I completely reset my keychain?
Can I copy it from the working user account to the faulty one?
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: May 16, 2009
Posts: 2
BrightWolf is on a distinguished road

BrightWolf is offline
SOLVED: Determined that Parental Controls was enabled but not configured for the non-admin user. Disabled Parental Controls and that fixed the problem after logging out and back on.

Credits to stottmj. Link to the original article: Safari secure connection [Archive] - The macosxhints Forums

Very hard to find a solution to this nasty problem. Nobody answering my questions. Found many similar questions from other people having the same problem, their problems also remained unanswered.

I really really don't know why parental controls should have anything to do with access to encrypted sites. The only thing I can think of is, because it is encrypted it cannot determine the contents and thus decides to not show it, as a sort of safety default? I don't know a lot about encryption technologies, but if that's the reason I would appreciate Safari to provide a more clear / the correct error message on the screen.

Anybody who can shed a bit of light on this question? Also, this solution isn't really a solution but merely a workaround for anybody needing parentals controls...
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Start up | Youtube? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Firefox features in Safari bobr13 OS X - Apps and Games 6 09-21-2009 01:05 PM
Browsers other than Safari, Firefox, & Opera AUZambo Switcher Hangout 3 11-18-2007 12:06 PM
Safari labeled as Firefox scoutfinch OS X - Apps and Games 3 08-04-2007 02:45 PM
What has happened to Firefox & Safari G4PB OS X - Operating System 6 11-29-2006 10:08 AM
Firefox crashes with Google toolbar installed DrivinWest Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 5 09-23-2005 08:17 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?