What to do when we get ssl_error_bad_mac_alert on Firefox

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What can we do when we get "ssl_error_bad_mac_alert" while accessing clearpass using Firefox


When we try to access Clearpass using Firefox(version 28) we can see the below error message.

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Issues reported caused by Firefox using some specific cipher suites that aren't supported properly by the server.



We can follow the below steps for resolving this issue.

  • In the Firefox browser’s address field, type “about:config”

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  • Click on “I’ll be careful, I promise”
  • Search for ‘security.ssl3.dhe_rsa_des_ede3_sha’ 
  • This will be set to ‘true’ in the fourth column 
  • Change the value to ‘false’ by double clicking on fourth column 
  • Reload the browser.


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