[FIXED] GoDaddy’s Your Connection is Not Private [2023]

You see “Your Connection is Not Private” with the following error code on your GoDaddy site-your connection is not private

  • err_ssl_protocol_error
  • sec_error_revoked_certificate
  • net::err_cert_authority_invalid

It means that the server is not capable to set up an encrypted connection to transfer data to a browser securely.

There could be many reasons behind it-

  • Expired SSL certificate
  • Migrated to New Domain
  • Computer doesn’t sync date and time automatically.
  • Mixed content

What Does Mean Your Connection is Not Private?how-encryption-works

When a user tries to access a website through a browser. First, the server sends SSL certificate information with a public key. Browsers get and verify it.

The server then sends a private key. Browser encrypts the data transfer with a private key and the server decrypts the data with the same key.

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It’s called an encrypted connection between server and browser.

However, if the browser can’t validate certification information for various reasons, it causes the error.

After that, Chrome will display “Your Connection is not Private.”your connection is not private

Mozilla Firefox: “Your connection is not secure.”firefox ssl error

Microsoft Edge: “This site is not secure.”edge ssl error

Now let’s jump into the solutions.

1.Reload Your Page

When you see the SSL error, first of all, try to reload the web page. You can even try it in incognito mode, guest mode, or other browsers.

If the error is temporary, the website should work well.

2.Clean Up Browser Cache

If you had set up a long browser caching period like 2 days, 1 month or 1 year for your website, then it is feasible that your website resources are loading from the browser cache.

The old browser cache might invoke the issue.

So, clear up your browser cache fully.

Clean Cache on Chrome

(1)Press ctrl+Hclear browser cache

(2)Select all time

(3)Clear data

3.Test Your SSL

If you have recently installed your SSL, you must check it through a third-party tool.

The tool will quickly diagnose problems with your SSL certificate installation.SSL Checker - Problogguru

You can verify the SSL certificate on your web server to make sure it is correctly installed, valid and doesn’t give any error.

The tool will inform you about your SSL compatibility with major web browsers and expiration days.

You can even set up free email reminders for SSL expiration to get it before SSL expires.

4.Check Your SSL Certificate Validation Period

SSL Certificate validation periodIs your SSL certificate validation period over? Well, that is a significant roadblock.

Renew your certificate if it is paid. If you are using free SSL, it will automatically renew.

But it won’t work due to the failure of the auto script. You can contact the GoDaddy Support team to renew it.

5.Sync Your PC’s clock To time

Do you browse on old computers?

There is a higher possibility that your pc doesn’t sync data and time automatically.

Browsers will get the wrong date and miscalculate with the SSL certificate validation period.

Then the browser may assume your certificate is invalid.

Sync Date & Time on Windows

(1) Click on Date and Time time setting-1

(2) Click Date and Time settingtime setting-2

(2)Put on Set time automatically and Time Zone alsotime setting-3

Sync Date & Time on Mac

(1)Go to Settings App and click on Date & Time.date mac-1

(2)Check on Set data and time automatically and save changesdate-time-macos-2

6.Turn off Firewall

If you are using antivirus on your PC, it might block your SSL certificate. Please turn it off and revisit your web property.

In some rare cases, a VPN service can also block the certificate.

7.Setup SSL For All Variations of Domain

If you have set up SSL for the non-www domain version, you can get the error on www domain version.

Chrome will show the error code-

SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

The error can also appear after moving to a new domain name or server.

Reinstall your SSL for both variations of your domain, or you can redirect all traffic to the domain version with SSL installed.

8.Fix Mixed Content Error

Connection-Not-Secure-Https-Mixed-Conent-ErrorDo you see “Padlock is not green” or “Your connection to this site is not fully secure”.

It means that some of your website resources like images, scripts or a stylesheet are still loading through the insecure HTTP protocol.

Now fix it quickly.

You need to install and activate the Really Simple SSL plugin, and it will take care of everything like mixed content, http redirection to https etc.

You can validate the abolishment of the error by simply going through the plugin’s setting page.

9.Fix Too Many Redirects

In some scenarios, after adding https before WordPress address and site address in general settings, redirect loops begin to appear.err-too-many-redirects-png

To fix it add the following code before “That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging” in wp-config.php

define('FORCE_SSL_ADMIN', true);
// in some setups HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO might contain
// a comma-separated list e.g. http,https
// so check for https existence
if (strpos($_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO'], 'https') !== false)
$_SERVER['HTTPS']='on';

10.Setup HTTP to HTTPS Redirection

WordPress doesn’t automatically redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS.

You can use Really Simple SSL plugin. Or you can add the code to your .htaccess file.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

11.Disable Browser Extensions

A web admin keeps multiple extensions in his browser. I guess, you might also have.

Some extensions can block SSL due to poor coding or strict VPN service.

Now switch all off. Simply visit chrome://extensions. If the website is working fine, start testing, trial with extensions and figure out culprit one.chrome-extensions

We Hope your website is free from SSL errors. Please share the post.

Let me know in the comment box, if you’re still facing it. We will be pleased to help you.

FAQ

How do I fix my connection is not private on GoDaddy?
There are many easy ways to fix it. Reinstall your SSL certificate, Sync data and time on PC automatically, renew your expired SSL and clean your browser cache.

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