Tuesday, April 18, 2006

error code -8075

Have you been getting this or a similar message when you try to visit secured (HTTPS) websites? I was having this problem with Mozilla Firefox. Here's how I fixed it:

  1. Select Preferences in the Edit menu.
  2. Select Advanced from the Preferences window navigation bar.
  3. Under the Security preferences group, select all the security protocols (SSL 2, SSL 3, and TLS 1).
  4. Under Certificates/Client Certificate Selection, choose Select Automatically.
  5. Under the Validation/OCSP section, select the Use OCSP to validate only certificates that specify an OCSP service option.
  6. Click OK to close and save your changes to the Preferences window.
  7. Close all of your browser instances (and quickstarter) and open a new instance.

I believe line item 5 above is what most directly affected the error message in question. The other settings that I think, but am not sure are associated to this problem. If you try this fix, leave a comment and let me know whether it works for you.

1 comment:

bigoldeagle said...

Hey man, thank you ever so much for posting the Error Code solution. I had somehow got stuck with that "Error Code: -8075" thingy after switching to BitDefender Anti-Virus, so I thought that the switch was what caused it. Then I got to thinking, what if I’m wrong, since I couldn’t find any help from BitDefender on that topic. So I Google’d "Error Code: -8075" and eventually got to your solution. Great work my friend. Again thanks, but, . . .
In Netscape 8.1, it's a bit different, but it also works quite well, once you figure it out, thank you very much. The solution for "Error Code: -8075" in Netscape 8.1 goes like this:
On the Menu bar, click on Tools, Options, Advanced, scroll down to the Manage Certificates button and click on it, click on the Web Sites tab; delete all the "expired" Certificates if there are any. Click the OK button when your done.
Be sure that Client Certificates Selection is set to Select Automatically by clicking on its radio button.
Now, here’s the part that really solves the problem that is exactly like yours.
Scroll down to the bottom of the box, find the OCSP box header and click on the radio button beside "Use OCSP to validate only certificates that specify an OCSP service URL." Your done, and it works, but only if you click the OK button, shut down all instances of Netscape and reboot Netscape and you too will be pleased with the results.