Dell iDRAC 6 – SEC_ERROR_REUSED_ISSUER_AND_SERIAL Firefox Error

Written by James McDonald

May 25, 2016

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to 172.16.98.XXX. You have received an invalid certificate. Please contact the server administrator or email correspondent and give them the following information: Your certificate contains the same serial number as another certificate issued by the certificate authority. Please get a new certificate containing a unique serial number. Error code: SEC_ERROR_REUSED_ISSUER_AND_SERIAL

  1. You will see this when you have Firefox trying to connect to a DRAC controller with a duplicate SSL cert
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  2. Click on the Open Menu on the far right (that’s the three horizontal bar icon) and click Options
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  3. Click on Advance on the left, Certificates and View Certificates
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  4. On the Servers tab find the entry for you DRAC controller IP or Hostname and delete it
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  5. Go to the Authorities tab and find the Dell Inc CA and Delete or Distrust it too.
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  6. Close and re-open Firefox and then reconnect to the the DRAC you are getting the error message from and it should work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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