Users and servers communicate via unencrypted messages unless the website owners use SSL certificates. A valid SSL certificate ensures that communication is secure. Therefore, someone who intercepts packages in the network cannot read the data. Certificates are useful and easy to configure most of the time. However, in some cases, the connection may become unprotected and you may see the error message ERROR_INTERNET_SEC_CERT_REVOKED or ERR_CERT_REVOKED.
I came across “certificate has been revoked” message in a website hosted at GoDaddy. Everything was fine and SSL certificate was valid. One day, I visited the site and saw this annoying warning page in Chrome and Edge.
ERROR_INTERNET_SEC_CERT_REVOKED in Microsoft Edge
Here is the full error message Microsoft Edge browser displays when the website has a revoked certificate:
This site is not secure
This might mean that someone’s trying to fool you or steal any info
you sendto the server. You should close this site immediately.
This website’s security certificate has been revoked, so you can’t go there at this time.
Error Code: ERROR_INTERNET_SEC_CERT_REVOKED