Microsoft Edge Security Certificate error

What is ‘Microsoft Edge Security Certificate error’?

Microsoft Edge Security Certificate error is an error that may occur when the security presented by the website is not issued by a trusted certificate authority.

 

How can you fix ‘Microsoft Edge Security Certificate error’?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Configuring Date and Time
  • Adding the website to your trusted sites

 

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

Staff Asked on November 29, 2017 in Microsoft Edge.
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Solution 1. Configure Date and Time

Microsoft Edge Security Certificate error could be the result of a wrong time and date setting. You may want to configure your time and date so it would synchronize with the internet.

Windows 7

  1. Click the “Windows Start” button, then type in “Date and Time” and press Enter key.
  2. Set your Time Zone correctly.
  3.  At the “Internet time” Tab click “Change setting.” 
  4.  Check the checkbox “Synchronize with an Internet time server.”
  5.  In the drop box select, “time.windows.com” then click “Update Now.

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  6.  Wait until it synchronizes then click “OK” to apply the settings.

Windows 8

  1. Click Windows Logo key, in the search bar type “Date and Time.
  2. Then select Settings.
  3. Click Date and Time.
  4.  At the “Internet time” Tab click “Change setting.” 
  5.  Check the checkbox “Synchronize with an Internet time server.”
  6.  In the drop box select, “time.windows.com” then click “Update Now.
  7.  Wait until it synchronizes then click “OK” to apply the settings.

Windows 10

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  1. Click the “Windows Start” button, then type in “Date and Time” and press Enter key.
  2. Disable the “Set time zone automatically.”

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  3. Then, set the “Time Zone.” 
  4. Enable the “Set time zone automatically.”
  5. Make sure “Set time automatically” is Enabled.
Staff Answered on January 21, 2018.
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Solution 2. Add the website to your trusted sites

If “Microsoft Edge Security Certificate error” appears only on a specific site, it could be blocked. You may want to add it to your trusted sites. Also, the site might be spelled incorrect, you may want to double check it.

To Add a website to the trusted sites, see instruction below.

  1. Press Windows key + R key to and type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter.

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  2. A window named Internet Properties will appear, then click Security Tab.
  3. Then click Sites.
  4. Add the site to the Add this website to the zone text box and then click Add.
  5. Click Close. Optional: If the security level is to high set it to medium.
  6. Then, click Ok.
  7. Try it again.

Optional:  Enable Download unsigned ActiveX controls.

  1. Click Custom Level in Security Tab.

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  2. Look for Download unsigned ActiveX controls and then Enable or Prompt.
  3. Click OK then another OK in the Security Tab.
Staff Answered on January 21, 2018.
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