The error message "net::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID" typically indicates that the SSL/TLS certificate of the server you are trying to connect to is not trusted by your browser or operating system. This error occurs when the certificate presented by the server is not issued by a recognized certificate authority (CA) or when there is a misconfiguration with the certificate.
To fix the "net::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID" error, you can try the following steps:
Check the certificate validity: Ensure that the SSL/TLS certificate presented by the server is valid and has not expired. Expired or revoked certificates can cause certificate validation errors.
Verify the certificate chain: Validate that the SSL/TLS certificate is properly chained to a trusted root certificate authority. If the intermediate or root certificates are missing or misconfigured, it can lead to certificate validation errors. Contact the server administrator or certificate provider to verify the certificate chain.
Update your browser and operating system: Make sure your browser and operating system are up to date. Outdated software may not have the latest trusted root certificates, which can result in certificate validation errors. Update your browser and operating system to ensure they have the latest security updates.
Clear browser cache: Clear your browser's cache and restart the browser. Sometimes, cached certificates or other data can cause conflicts and lead to certificate validation errors.
Disable HTTPS/TLS interception: If you have security software or browser extensions that intercept and inspect HTTPS/TLS traffic, temporarily disable them and try accessing the API again. These tools can sometimes cause certificate validation errors if they are not properly configured or if they introduce their own certificate.
Use a different network: Try accessing the API from a different network or internet connection. In some cases, network configurations or proxy servers can interfere with SSL/TLS certificate validation.
It's important to note that bypassing certificate validation errors should only be done in exceptional cases and should not be considered a long-term solution. Certificates are in place to ensure secure communication, and bypassing certificate validation can expose you to potential security risks. If you are in a development environment, you can consider using self-signed certificates for testing purposes, but for production environments, it's crucial to use valid, trusted certificates.
If the issue persists or if you encounter certificate validation errors on websites you don't control, it's advisable to contact the website owner or server administrator for assistance in resolving the certificate issue.