Which Mac OS X Files let Safari securely connect to sites?
June 14, 2004 4:38 PM   Subscribe

Which Mac OS X Files let Safari securely connect to sites?

I'd accidentally lost some of my System (my fault) and had to reinstall, etc. to get it back. Looks like everything is working... EXCEPT when I try to connect to https:// sites. gmail, hotmail, whatever.

I have other Macs here, so if anyone knows what frameworks or whatever likely make that work, I can easily copy them over and correct the permissions. But WHICH files? (minimally more inside)

Just wanted to append that I did the perms repair, other browsers are working fine, etc.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
 
What does it do when you try to connect to a secure site?
posted by jjg at 5:42 PM on June 14, 2004


Response by poster: Drops a panel:

Safari can’t open the page “https://gmail.google.com/?dest=http%3A%2F%2Fgmail.google.com%2Fgmail” because it couldn’t establish a secure connection to the server “gmail.google.com”.


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does the same on any https:// site, with different urls in the above, of course.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 6:13 PM on June 14, 2004


Two things to try before you go mucking about with system files:

1. Get More Internet and make sure Safari is configured to handle https.

2. Make sure you don't have a bad https proxy specified in the Internet prefs pane.
posted by jjg at 6:24 PM on June 14, 2004


Response by poster: 1: It is
2: I don't.

Also, just created a fresh user to confirm that it does not work there either, and confirmed. Again, all other browsers I try are A-OK with it. I'm really pretty sure it's missing/messed up files somewhere....
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 6:31 PM on June 14, 2004


Response by poster: oh, that looks curt. Thanks, though, jjg.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 6:32 PM on June 14, 2004


it's something in the System/Library folder I think--maybe you can copy everything Safari-related from there (from another machine)?
posted by amberglow at 7:08 PM on June 14, 2004


Response by poster: yeah, I just wasn't sure WHICH ones are Safari related, if there are any specific Frameworks....

hmmm.....
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 7:17 PM on June 14, 2004


maybe it's safer just to download a whole new Safari? You'd definitely be able to get to https then
posted by amberglow at 7:20 PM on June 14, 2004


Response by poster: Well... actually, no, that didn;t work. Even worse, it sets my Safari back from 1.2.2 to 1.2.0, with no Softwareupdate listing of anything newer.

Which is... not good. But I think if I dl and install the 10.3.4 combo update, it'll reupdate Safari. Hell, might fix my problem, too.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 8:04 PM on June 14, 2004


maybe this Safari Debugger?
posted by amberglow at 8:27 PM on June 14, 2004


Response by poster: okay, the 10.3.4 update fixed it, which I'd not have done if not for amberglow's comments, so thanks amberglow and jjg.

Go that, searchers? Reinstall the newest combo update from apple.com/support
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 9:12 PM on June 14, 2004


cool JKF : >
posted by amberglow at 9:16 PM on June 14, 2004


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