We've been trying to keep up with getting the latest JRE client installed in our environment but since we rolled out update 31, our helpdesk is being flooded with calls with getting a popup box
"Revocation information for the security certificate for this site is not available. Do you want to proceed?"
The cert is issued to javadl-esd-secure.oracle.com
It affects all of our Windows users and all of which have IE 9, and it affects our standard users with no local admin rights and our SAs who do have local admin rights. Nothing on our network has changed other than going from update 30 to update 31.
I saw a thread on this forum regarding this the day update 31 from another SA and he was having the exact same issue we were and a couple of people posted follow-ons to it ....now, when I go to that link I get "The specified message  was not found. "
We've tried installing Java 7update 4 but that has its own problems.
If we roll back to update 30, the problem goes away until the automatic updater starts nagging you to update.
As far as what I've folktale answers I've found online:
"make sure the time is set correctly" - check, we set time off an NTP hosted in our home state.
"Silent installer is the problem" - Can't blame this - never used a silent installer - we've only installed via downloading the offline version of update 31, and use the web installer stub and both of those cause problems.
Is there a way to fix this aside from going into every profile and changing the certificate purposes, or is Oracle going to get around to fixing their cert?
We have spent some time looking into this and we are not able to reproduce this and suspect that it could be an issue on the machines were the installation is taking place, or due to a networking issue. This is not an attempt to just toss is back and say 'not our problem'. We were certainly concerned with this post and wanted to verify that our certs and the revocation list does not have issues.
Third Party document on various causes for this error:
- Update Root certs
- Time/date out of sync, lear SSL state
- re-register the dll files
Microsoft article about with possible issues, the article is limited to Windows 2000, though it may apply to other versions:
- Clear the Automatically detect proxy
- Use a proxy server for this connection, enter address and port number of the proxy server that you use
Also, we found we were able to access the revocation list through our internet network as well as outside our network. Not being able to access the revocation list could be an issue. Here is that URL:
If you are able to identify an issue with cert or if the above solutions do not resolve the issue, please update this thread. Also update the thread if one of these does indeed solve the issue. It is always good to share what worked with others who could be seeing the same issue.
I got this error at work and at home starting yesterday. It's really annoying because you can't tell what it comes from very easily. Clicking view certificate gives the info that the certificate is issued to javadl-esd-secure.oracle.com and I recognized a pixelated orange java logo like the java updater.
For googlers, on Win7 my error is "Revocation information for the security certificate for this site is not available. Do you want to proceed?"
I'm getting this error on 5 of 10 computers. I'm getting it on XP, Vista and Windows 7 Home Premium.
I last installed java updates 2 weeks ago (March 3, 2012) .
One observation: The computers where I went to the Java Updater in the control panel on March 3rd, to do the updates are all getting this error, the computer where I let java nag me into updating are not getting this error.
I run the help desk for the parent post and it is an ongoing issue. Shortly after going through and updating to JRE 6u31 I was flooded with phone calls and emails from users regarding the security alert. There are two things I have tried to get rid of this message; however, neither is acceptable as a solution. Reverting back to JRE 6u30 puts an end to it, but that is not the direction we are looking to go. The message also goes away by going to the Advanced tab in Internet Options and unchecking "Check for server certificate revocation" under Security. Although these got rid of the pop up window, I did not implement either change on our machines and have asked users to tolerate the message until a suitable solution is found.
We are still investigating the issue and can not yet reproduce it. Hopefully yourself or others can provide a bit more information about the steps before the message appears and when it appears.
For a specific computer, there was an older version (6u29, 30 etc)? Knowing a specific version my be useful.
The update was attempted through a download from java.com or oracle.com? Or, was the auto update (popup bubble) used? Is the message is seen during installation?
Or, post successful installation of 6u31, the message is seen, maybe 12-36 hours after the installation?
In this thread there are two error messages that are listed. Are you seeing both messages?
1. "Revocation information for the security certificate for this site is not available. Do you want to proceed?"