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Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage

Oculus Rift headsets ceased operating today, leaving owners with virtually no way to enjoy their virtual reality. Thanks TechCrunch for pointing the way to this post that explains Oculus is working on the issue, which apparently stems from an expired security certificate, making for some extremely unhappy customers:

We are aware of and actively investigating an issue impacting ability to access Rift software. Our teams apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution. We'll share more updates here as we have them. Thanks.

Update:
Hey everyone - This is an issue with our software certification that we're still actively working on. For security, we use a certificate to ensure that the software you receive actually comes from Oculus. That certificate has expired, and we're looking at a few different ways to resolve the issue. We’ll update you with the latest info as available. We recommend you wait until we provide an official fix. Thanks for your patience.

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12. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 20:50 Prez
 
Wow. I use my Rift so rarely that I actually didn't notice. But as a Rift owner I feel obligated to be outraged. Curse you Occulus you incompetent dolts.  
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11. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 19:42 Frijoles
 
Saboth wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 19:02:
Hmm, so DRM?

No. More like "Yeah, I wrote this." Has nothing to do with DRM.
 
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10. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 19:41 Frijoles
 
Flatline wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 18:54:
But having a signed SSL certificate to even run your software *is* strange.

Not very strange. I find it odd when drivers aren't signed. Otherwise how can you really trust that they're from the developer? At any rate, this cert was around the CV1 days. The guy who wrote the software probably left and nobody noticed. Also changing a system clock can lead to other software problems, so make sure to change it back when done. I'm surprised they haven't fixed it yet though since signing a new executable shouldn't take very long.
 
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9. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 19:27 Kxmode
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 19:03:
People are going to have to wait to throw up now? Seriously WTF??!?

Your profile image perfectly sums it up.
 
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8. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 19:03 [VG]Reagle
 
People are going to have to wait to throw up now? Seriously WTF??!?  
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7. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 19:02 Saboth
 
"For security, we use a certificate to ensure that the software you receive actually comes from Oculus."

Hmm, so DRM?
 
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6. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 18:58 RedEye9
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 18:22:
Derp.

As someone you used to deal with SSL certificate updates/replacements that is a pretty bad fail. Never seen a system which didn't allow for automated notifications ahead of time when certificates were going to expire...
Doh, someone forgot to check the spam folder.
 
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5. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 18:54 Flatline
 
Silgurdar wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 18:01:
Why do you need active Internet connection to use the Oculus Rift? It's same as needing one to use a monitor...

If you can get around it by changing the clock date it's not actually an internet connection that's needed. But having a signed SSL certificate to even run your software *is* strange.
 
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4. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 18:22 Mr. Tact
 
Derp.

As someone you used to deal with SSL certificate updates/replacements that is a pretty bad fail. Never seen a system which didn't allow for automated notifications ahead of time when certificates were going to expire...
 
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3. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 18:01 Silgurdar
 
Why do you need active Internet connection to use the Oculus Rift? It's same as needing one to use a monitor...  
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2. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 17:57 Flatline
 
Yeah rolling the date back would convince the local cert manager that the cert wasn't expired.

Way to go Oculus!
 
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1. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 17:52 Tipsy McStagger
 
Hilarious...

I'm going to try it home today but I hear the best way to fix it is to roll back your PC clock.

Hahha
 
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