NGINX SSL Session Tickets Means Chrome Doesn't Connect


I used to generate the certificates with Let’s Encrypt CLI manually, but now the new ghost-cli production procedure does that for you.

After the procedure with ghost-cli is done, and the certificates are generated. I’m able to access my site from every browser apart from Google Chrome. From Chrome I keep getting a ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR and this is something that is even happening to people that are accessing the site for the first time in different computers.

From Safari I’m able to access the site just fine.

Thank you & kind regards,


My domain is:

My web server is (include version): nginx/1.12.1

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: DigitalOcean

Firefox provides a more specific error message in the browser console. It looks like you're running into this problem:


@rec, take a look to this post Errors from browsers with ssl_session_tickets off (nginx)

I’ve been testing it and for Chrome the error is ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR but for Firefox it is SSL_ERROR_RX_UNEXPECTED_NEW_SESSION_TICKET

So you should review your nginx conf.

Edit: Sorry, I didn’t notice @pfg replied already with the same info.

Good luck,


And that was it!!

Thank you very much @pfg and @sahsanu :clap:

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