Fix Safari Can’t Verify Identity of Website… Error
Safari Can’t Verify Identity of Website error often appears on Safari while browsing. Mac users may encounter a pop-up error on their Safari browser concerning the site identity of the URL visited. Most of the browsers, are now switching towards the privacy, so it warns users when they try to visit any malicious site or the sites whose certificate in in question.
The pop-up message may read like:
“Safari can’t verify the identity of the website “cdn.districtm.io”. The certificate for this website is invalid. You might be connecting to a website that is pretending to be “cdn.districtm.io”, which could put your confidential information at risk. Would you like to connect to the website anyway?”
There can be various scenarios of getting this pop-up warning. In such a case, this can be real warning and the site you may trying to visit is risky or unsecure. This means, you should not visit this. To check this, you should click on the “Show Certificate” button. And check if every thing seems good to you and site is a trusted one.
Secondly, the message can appear even to be legit site, then you need to do some troubleshooting steps to fix it.
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Fix “Safari Can’t Verify the Identity of the Website cdn.districtm.io” Pop-up On Safari Browser
Check The System Date And Time (If correct)
Often complex issues have simple solution, which we often ignore. So, this is the very first thing you should check that if your Mac is running at correct time. This is very easy thing to do. I am sure most of the Mac users know how to do it, but here is the steps you need to follow:
- Make sure to connect to the internet, as you system needs to fetch the date and time updates from Apple servers
- Now, first quit/close Safari browser;
- On the Apple menu, choose “System Preferences“;
- Now select “Date & Time” and check of the box next to the “Set date and time automatically” is checked. If not then check it. Or try re-checking it again;
- Now, re-launch your Safari.
Hope this may have fixed the “Safari Can’t Verify the Identity of the Website cdn.districtm.io” Pop-up error. If not then, go for the second troubleshooting method.
Use Keychain First Aid To Fix Invalid Certificate Errors
Keychain is the password management utility for the Mac. It stores various logins for the user accounts, email passwords, websites, servers, Wi-Fi network logins, and certificates. So, it often happens that the system may not able to fetch the details or the certificates of the websites properly. So, repairing the Keychain can possibly fix the issue.
- Launch the “Keychain Access” by typing the name in the spotlight search and press enter;
- Now, from the menu, choose Keychain First Aid or (press Option-Command-A) ;
- It will prompt you to enter your username and password;
- Check the Verify box and then start to search for any issues;
- Next, check the Repair box to fix the issues.
- Now, close the utility and re-launch your Safari browser.
So, if the “Safari Can’t Verify the Identity of the Website cdn.districtm.io” Pop-up is fixed, then you should not see it again. And now you can browse freely.
Update Your Safari To Latest Version
Oftentimes, the applications have some errors, bugs or flaws that needs to be patched to maintain the security. This often be a cause of getting invalid certification every now and then. So, it is important to check if the Safari is updated to its latest version.
If you have MacOS Mojave or later versions then you can check for updates under the System Preferences -> software Update.
Or if you have older versions of the MacOS like High Sierra, Sierra, or El Capitan. Then you will find the updates in the App Store from click on the main Apple menu.
Apple Menu -> App Store -> Go to Updates section.
You can see the latest updates available for your Mac. Click on update all or simple click update button besides Safari browser.
Clear Cookies Data Of Safari Browser
- Open the “Safari” menu and click on “Preferences”;
- Switch to “Privacy” tab;
- Now, click on “Remove All Website Data” and “Cookies and other website data” along with click on the pop-up to confirm deleting all the cookies data;
- Close everything and re-launch the Safari again.
Clearing cookies may help resolve the issue.
Scan And Remove Adware/Browser Hijacker Causing The Issue
Although, the any of the above fixes may surely help to solve the issue. However, if you start get the “Safari Can’t Verify the Identity of the Website cdn.districtm.io” Pop-up error. Then, you should check if your Mac or Safari is infected with some potentially unwanted program. It may happen due to visiting some malicious websites, ads or updating Adobe Flash Player from unsafe links.
Manually locating the malicious programs and reverting the changes done by them like removing associated files, launching agents, fake profiles can be a tedious job. So, better to use an effective anti-malware to do it for you.
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