In today’s post, you will find out full explanation on why you see Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA and how to get rid of this error.
Sometimes when you open your favorite website it shows various error message like “Security Certificate is Not Secure,” “This Site is Not Secure” or maybe other accompanied with the Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID.
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The scariest part of this error message is the following lines which read:
After reading these lines most of the users instantly close the websites. I’m sure the person reading this post right now also faced the same thing.
Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA
The worst thing about this error code is that users don’t even have any idea why they are seeing DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA error code.
To help users, I decided to write this post in which I’m going to explain why users see this mysterious error message and what are the possible solutions to get rid of it so that you can surf favorite site fearlessly.
Error Code Explanation
There might be a variety of the reasons why you’re reading this certificate error message in the web browser, but following the popular reasons:
- When the website certificate is not installed precisely.
- When the website certificate is expired, or the administrator does not renew it.
- The chances are that website you’re visiting is compromised or the site has a malicious redirection.
So all the reasons suggest that you see the certificate error code on your favorite website due to the administrator. There is nothing wrong with your side.
Options Available on a Web page with Certificate Error
- Go to your Start page or Back to safety. When the user clicks on these buttons page, the browser takes users to start page of the tab to ensure the overall protection of the user.
- Advanced or Details option available. When the user clicks on these links, it shows another link telling you Go on to the homepage(Not recommended) or Proceed to the website (Note Safe)
Now it’s all your wish whether you want to visit this website or not.
Note: Different browsers show different options.
Fix – Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA
In most of the cases, when an error is due to this administration end, then you can do nothing about the Certificate error. In some cases, users seeing the error because of the default browser they are using to surf the web. In this situation, you can try the following solution to resolve the error:
Clear Browser Cache
Try to clear the cache of the default web browser. Close the browser and try to revisit the same webpage.
In Google Chrome paste following address in the address bar chrome://settings/clearBrowserData. Make sure “Caches images and files” option is selected. Click on the Done button, and it will clear the cache.
In Microsoft Edge click on (…) More action option and navigate to Settings -> Choose What to Clear under Clear browsing data. Here make sure Cached Data and Files option is selected. Click the Clear button.
Related Reading – How to Clear Browser Cache (All Major Browsers)
Open Website in the Different browser
After following the above workaround, the site still showing the “This Site is Not Secure” or “Security Certificate is Not Secure,” then maybe the problem is with your default browser. To troubleshoot this, you can try to visit the same website on a different site and check if this fixes the issue.
If the same website is working fine in another browser, then it is time to reset your browser to default settings.
Note: Following workaround will only work if you see certificate error because of your web browser.
What is Recommended?
If you highly trust the website you’re visiting; then you can ignore the warning message and visit the website. Also, if you have even a little doubt about if the site is genuine or not, I recommend not to visit the website.
In case, the website trusted by your regularly showing you the same certificate message back to back, then it is a good idea to drop a note to the administrator of the website. In the message, you can explain the whole issue with a screenshot so that admin can resolve the issue.
I hope you find this article useful. Let me know your thoughts in the comments 🙂
Himachali, Mechanical Engineer, Snooker Lover, Avid drinker of Scotch, Content Creator, Traveller and Shorter than you (probably).