How to Fix Err_Certificate_Transparency_Required in Google Chrome

Looking for the fix Err_Certificate_Transparency_Required in Google Chrome? Here, you’ll find the right methods and the solutions for the certificate transparency error.

This error generally occurs when you try to visit any HTTPS website while using Google Chrome. Chrome won’t let you visit that website unless the error has not fixed by either your end or at the website owner’s end.

What is the meaning of ERR_CERTIFICATE_TRANSPARENCY_REQUIRED?

Certificate Transparency is a requirement which all the trusted SSL certificate authorities have to pass out. This is now a mandatory requirement for all the SSL Authorities that they should have. The Certificate Authority must add it to the Certificate Transparency Log. The log basically helps against further misusage of the certificate.

What is the cause of CERTIFICATE_TRANSPARENCY Error?

This error appears in Google Chrome when the SSL certificate issued by the website owner/developer was not properly installed/logged.

When failing Certificate Transparency Requirement, chrome triggers “Your connection is not private” error as shown below.

Fix Err_Certificate_Transparency_Required

How To Fix ERR_CERTIFICATE_TRANSPARENCY_REQUIRED

To fix this error there are two things you can do:

  1. Ask the website owner to issue a new SSL certificate from a trusted authority which provides you certificate transparency log with SSL certificate.
  2. If the error is not at the website owner’s end then you can try some manual methods to fix this problem.

Issue a new SSL Certificate with Certificate Authority Log

When you know the problem is not at your end then you can just contact the website owner to fix this error or ask them to purchase a new SSL certificate with proper logging. There are many SSL authorities which provides proper logging like Comodo SSL etc.

You can just search Google it or ask your current SSL CA to renew it and provide you with another SSL certificate which is properly logged/Installed.

Manual Methods to Fix ERR_CERTIFICATE_TRANSPARENCY_REQUIRED

Some of the methods that can help in fixing this issue are:

  1. Clear Cookies and Cache of Google Chrome
  2. Set Date and Time to Automatic
  3. Update Chrome to the latest version
  4. Disable Firewall and Antivirus
  5. Clear SSL state cache
  6. Reset Chrome

Clear Cookies & Cache of Chrome

When you have an issue with your browser, the first thing will come in your mind that ‘Clearing its Cookies and cache’. Well, sometimes this can be an easy solution for you. So let’s do it:

  • In a new tab, type ‘Chrome://settings/ClearBrowsingData’ and hit the enter key.
  • Now, select the options according to your need but make sure you select ‘Cookies and other site data’ and ‘Cached images and files’.
  • Click on the button ‘Clear Data’. Now, try visiting the website. Try the next steps to fix this error.

Set Date & Time To Automatic

When the error supposed to be at your end then you need to make sure that the time and date of your computer is accurate. If it’s wrong then follow the steps given below:

  • Go to the taskbar and right-click on date & time.
  • From the menu, choose ‘Adjust Date & Time‘.
  • Turn ‘ON’ ‘Set Time Zone Automatically and Set Time Automatically‘.
  • Don’t forget to start Google Chrome again to view changes.

Update Chrome To Latest Version

There can be a reason that your current version of Google Chrome is buggy and can be the cause of the problem. To update Chrome and having its latest version follow the steps given below:

  • To update Chrome browser, open ‘Chrome://settings/help‘ page in new tab. Just copy this URL and paste it then hit the ‘Enter’ key.
  • Chrome will automatically start looking for the latest updates and it will update itself. Make sure you have a working internet connection.

Disable Firewall and Antivirus

If there is any third party filtering software installed in your computer then turn it off for some time and check that one is creating the issue or not. This software can be an Antivirus, parental software or may be other.

Also, there is a possible reason that your Firewall may have been blocking this website or creating an issue. You can disable it for some time and check.

Clear SSL State Cache

This one is important as there a place in your computer where the SSL cache is stored. You can clear this cache to fix Err_Certificate_Transparency_Required. To do this:

  • On your keyboard, press ‘Windows key + R‘ to open ‘Run’ window.
  • Type ‘inetcpl.cpl‘ and click ‘Ok’.
  • In the ‘Internet Properties’ window, switch to ‘Content‘ tab and then click on ‘Clear SSL State‘ button. Then, click ‘Ok’.
  • After this, restart your PC and try visiting the website again.

Reset Chrome

When nothing works out to fix Err_Certificate_Transparency_Required then you can always reset your Google Chrome settings. It will reset the startup page, search engine and pinned tabs etc. The extensions will be temporarily disabled and any other data will not be deleted.

  • Open a new tab and paste this ‘Chrome://settings‘ in the URL bar.
  • On this page, go to the end and click on ‘Reset settings to their original defaults’.
  • Click on ‘Reset settings’.

By following these methods, Certificate Transparency error should have fixed. Let me know in the comment section if there is any other way to fix it. Check out more latest technology trends on our website.

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