“Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel with authority…”


If you are getting this error while consuming your WCF service, read this older post first. The other day I was connecting to one of our WCF services, and I got this infamous error. For few hours this challenged me, because it was working on dev server and I got this message when I moved this new client application to QA. It turned out to be a SSL Cert related issue, SSL Cert on that server was issued to a subject (A DNS Name)..and I was connecting using actual server name to connect to the end point…

Lesson Learned: When connecting to a secure end point, make sure that there is no cert based warning like different server/dns name, expired cert etc.

Cheers!

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