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Firefox displays the error "ssl_error_handshake_failure_alert"

This error means that you do not have valid personal certificates in your browser. You can obtain new ones by going to and clicking on Get MIT Personal Certificate.

Firefox 3 displays the following error when you do not have any certificates in your browser:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to

SSL peer was unable to negotiate an acceptable set of security parameters

(Error code: ssl_error_handshake_failure_alert)

If you have already obtained new certificates, you may also need to:

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September 26, 2012

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