TLS disabled, failed to generate certificate

“TLS disabled, failed to generate certificate:” followed by “Failed to load certificate file” is probably something you’ve seen. Most people, almost frantically, think that DC++ is somehow broken. Well, it’s not.

The short answer to all this is; Ignore the message. If you don’t know what it means, just ignore it.

The medium length answer to all this is; Ignore the message. The message concern TLS, which is encryption on DC. I’ve in the past written about it (though, I’m not sure how outdated that post is). The TLS will only work on ADC hubs, which there are few of. And you’re most likely not on one of them. (Unfortunately, I might add.) So, you aren’t likely to need this anyway. Just ignore it.

The long answer to all this is; Ignore the message, unless you know what you’re doing. The first message come when DC++ tries to see if you have any certificates file entered in the settings for DC++. If you don’t have entered anything in the “Security Certificates” window, in the box “Private key file” or the “Own certificate file” box. (Or if they aren’t in their default DC++ folder, which they’re likely not when you’ve just installed DC++.) The second message come when you haven’t entered anything in the “Own certificate box”, or when there occur an error when using what’s inputted. (There’s a couple of things that could go wrong – I’m not confident to talk about any of them.) (The different messages are there because they mean different things.)

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2 Responses to TLS disabled, failed to generate certificate

  1. Hi I am getting the above mentioned message and DC++ is not working

  2. Fredrik Ullner says:

    Please go to if you have any support questions.

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