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I'm using a Mac I don't have administration rights on, so I can't create new accounts or anything like that. However, in my account (there's a general account in which everything works fine) I can't use anything requiring TLS/ SSL connections.

It's browser independent. The error is there, whether I use Chrome, Firefox or Safari. In Chrome it says it's an SSL connection error 107. However all definitions seem to be alright. I checked that in Firefox, though new interface for Under The Hood options in Chrome still puzzles me. However it seems as the problem is in some definition of the user account, rather than in the browser. I'm not acquainted with Mac OS, does anyone know how to solve this?

P.S.: I just wanted to add that it's definitely not a browser problem, since I face similar problems with MacHG and Dropbox.

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It sounds like you have "Parental Controls", or something like that, turned on. I forget the exact config dialog location (it changes by release, anyway), but find it and turn it off. This option turns on a system wide HTTP proxy. SSL/TLS do not work through proxies.

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I pretty sure everything you would try to do in order to fix this problem requires admin rights you will need to contact your system administrator and have them fix it. He/She should know what to do but if they have no idea I would suggest running disk utility permissions and alternatively creating you a new account

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Well, basically the admin just created a new account and everything went fine this time, so I can't really say what exactly was wrong. Still find it strange though :) –  webdreamer Jun 4 '11 at 18:32
the answer is there: superuser.com/questions/347316/lion-unable-to-load-ssl-sites –  Dalibor Filus Jan 10 '12 at 19:20
@webdreamer does the solution provided by NoIce solve the problem ? –  mcgrailm Jan 10 '12 at 19:35
@mcgrailm. I can't say, as you may realize by looking at the dates. of course such a problem wouldn't be something I was going to live up with for 6 months (April to October) so the admin just created a new account. That fixed it, so I can't try anything now and say for sure. It's good that that topic stays there for future reference though. –  webdreamer Jan 10 '12 at 19:50

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