When you visit to a webpage or the homepage of a website, instead of loading the page, you receive an error that reads This site is not secure – Error code: DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID in Windows 10 on Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Here’s some simple explanations to the error and what you can do to get rid of it.
What is error code DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID?
To fix the issue, first you will have to know what this error is about. Whenever you see This site is not secure error regardless of what error code you receive, it implies that there is an issue with the website’s certificate if the website is running HTTPS.
If you are particularly getting DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID error code in Windows 10, it could mean a few things.
- The website’s certificate cannot be recognized by your browser.
- The website’s certificate is either expired or not installed correctly.
- The website is using HTTPS without a proper certificate installed and pretend to be secured.
So, the error that you see basically indicates that there is an issue with the website’s certificate. A website’s certificate is controlled by administrator or owner of the website itself. Therefore, there is really nothing you can do about it if the error is with the website’s certificate.
This error often happen when a website’s admin forgets to renew its certificate, thus causing This site is not secure error code DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID to its readers whenever a HTTPS page is requested.
What are the options available?
When you see “This site is not secure” error, particularly DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA error code, you would usually see the following two options.
Back to safety or Go to your start page link which will redirect you to the previous webpage or to your default starting page of your browser. This is usually the recommended option so that you don’t get into trouble by visiting sites that very much can be malicious if the certificate is incorrect.
By clicking on Advanced then Continue to this website or Proceed anyway link will ignore the warning and proceed loading the webpage regardless of its unrecognizable certificate. This is not recommended on websites that you can’t tell if it’s trust-able.
However, there can also be a few situations where the certificate of the website is legit and running fine but you’re still getting the error. If that’s the case, especially if you get the same error across all websites you try to visit, or are visiting to some websites that you are sure they can be trusted, here’s what you can do to fix the issue.
Fix: DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID Windows 10
Check the Date & Time
Incorrectly set date and time is one of the most common reason to SSL and certificate error when you visit to any HTTPS website. This is because when your browser tries to read the certificate to decide if you would be safe visiting to the secured page, it will first check on its date to see if it matches your local date and time. If it doesn’t, it will show a certificate error such as This site is not secure error code DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID error.
To check your date and time, in Windows 10, click on the date and time on your taskbar. Select Adjust Date/Time. Enable the set time automatically option to allow Windows to sync your time with Microsoft server so that you get the most precise time.
Clear your browser’s cache
Another reason that the error code DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA Windows 10 would happen is when your browser is trying to load a cached version of the webpage instead of reloading the updated version of it when there has been changes.
Try to clear your browser’s cache and see if it fixes the DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID on Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
The steps to clear browser’s caches vary from browser to browser. The option is usually in the Settings or Options page of your browser. For example, in Microsoft Edge, go to Settings, then Choose what to clear. As for Firefox, click on Options, then clear cookies and cache.
After clearing your browser cache, retry visiting to the problem website again.
Try to use another web browser
If the issue happens in Edge, try to use other browsers such as Chrome or Firefox. The issue may sometimes be with your default web browser. The causes can be plugins or extensions that you’ve installed, incorrectly configured browser settings, faulty proxy settings, or outdated browser.
If the website loads fine on another browser, you may want to reset your problem browser to default to try to fix the This site is not secure error code DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID in Windows 10.