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Updated Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:29:20 GMT

Chromium unable to access SSL sites


After a recent update to Chromium on Ubuntu 16, the browser now seems unable to access many sites behind HTTPS, like Amazon's AWS Console, reporting:

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from console.aws.amazon.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERTIFICATE_TRANSPARENCY_REQUIRED

It seems unlikely that Amazon doesn't know how to create an SSL certificate or is trying to "steal my information", and sure enough, the URL works perfectly in Firefox, so my guess is this is some odd bug in Chromium. I tried reporting this error to AWS, and they explicitly said it was a bug in a recent version of Chromium/Chrome.

However, unlike Firefox, Chromium doesn't provide any option to make an exception. Until this is fixed in Chromium, how do I disable this check or exempt certain domains that I trust?




Solution

Looks like the chromium team have fixed the issue. They have released an update. So to fix run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Worked for me, hope that works for you too.