Common SSL Errors & Solutions
PROBLEM :"The Security Certificate Is From A Trusted Certifying Authority"
SOLUTION : This usually indicates that the certificate has not been installed correctly or the server requires a physical reboot. First try reinstalling the certificate and physically restarting your server.
PROBLEM : "The Security Certificate Date Is Valid"
SOLUTION : This indicates that the certificates has expired, or is not yet valid. It may also indicate that the time/date is incorrect on the computer being used to visit the website over https.
PROBLEM : "The Name On The Security Certificate Is Invalid Or Does Not Match The Name Of The Site"
SOLUTION : An SSL Certificate is issued to a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). The actual FQDN is digitally signed and sealed within the issued certificate. The SSL Certificate can only be used on this FQDN and nothing else - otherwise a name mismatch occurs. For example :
An SSL Certificate issued to www.yourdomain.com can only be used on www.yourdomain.com. It cannot be used on secure.yourdomain.com or even just yourdomain.com (with no sub domain). If you require a single SSL Certificate that can be used on multiple sub domains then you may want to consider a wildcard certificate.
PROBLEM : "This Page Contains Both Secure & Non-Secure Items"
SOLUTION : This error occurs when you are trying to reference files from your (or somebody else's) web server over http when you have a https session. Either change the file references, e.g. graphics, style sheets, etc, in your HTML web-page code to https or use relative links.