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How do I fix Fedora 23 error initializing authority?

By SheilaPublished on December 31st, 2021 Updated: April 7th, 2022

The "initializing authority" error is a common error that can occur when using the Fedora 23 operating system. This error is typically caused by a corrupt or damaged system file. When this error occurs, it is typically accompanied by a message that reads "Error initializing authority: Could not open '/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt'", followed by a number of other similar messages. This error can be caused by a number of different things, but is most commonly caused by a corrupt or damaged system file. In some cases, this error can be caused by a virus or other malicious software.

Best steps to fix this error are as follows:

  1. Check the status of the Fedora 23 Authority service: systemctl status fedora-authority.service
  2. If the service is not running, start it: systemctl start fedora-authority.service
  3. If the service is running but not responding, restart it: systemctl restart fedora-authority.service
  4. If the service is still not responding, try resetting the Fedora 23 Authority service: systemctl reset-failed fedora-authority.service
  5. If the service is still not responding, try rebooting the system: systemctl reboot