The Error

When you enter into the address bar, you are met with the following error.

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from (for example, passwords, messages or credit cards). Learn more



The Reason

Your SSL Certificate is valid only for a set period of time (For Let's Encrypt it is 90 days. For paid certificates, it is for as long as we have bought). While, this is a serious problem, it can be easily fixed.

The Fix

The Fix is to renew the certificate. The procedure for renewal itself will vary depending on from whom you have purchased/obtained the SSL certificates. Let's look at the most common options one by one.

Let's Encrypt

To renew certificates on Let's Encrypt, you might need to run certbot renew. The latest versions of certbot run renew automatically as long the OS version is supported.


To renew COMODO certificates, simply log in to your control panel ( ), select the expiring certificate and click the "Renew" button. From there just follow the steps and you'll have your replacement in no time.


To renew an SSL Certificate provided by GoDaddy
   If you’re using a Standard (DV) certificate with a domain that you own inside of your GoDaddy account, and you’ve set the certificate to auto-renew, no further action is needed on your part. Renewing your SSL certificate is completely automated. Otherwise, please read on.

  • Log in to your GoDaddy account and open your product. (Need help opening your product?)

    • Do one of the following:

      • If the billing for your renewal is already completed, skip to the next step.
      • Click Renew to purchase a renewal credit and then click Checkout. Complete the transaction for your renewal, and then return to your list of common names.
    • Select the option which you want to use for requesting your renewed certificate, and then click Request Certificate. Any additional steps we require will display on this page.

    • Once your certificate is issued, you'll receive an email letting you know that it's available for use.

    • After you receive the email stating your SSL is issued, install it on your website:

      • If you selected a domain hosted with us when you requested your renewal, we automatically install your certificate.
      • If you provided a CSR (certificate signing request), you must download and install both certificate files.



If you have any issues and are not able to figure it out, we are here to help. Please email to or use the chat window at the bottom and we will help you.

Firefox Error Message

Firefox is another browser, just like Chrome. The same problem causes a slightly different error message. The above fix helps for firefox browsers too. If you do not use Firefox, you can skip this part.

Websites prove their identity via certificates, which are valid for a set time period. The certificate for appears to be expired.



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