"Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel." every day at 10AM UTC




We’re using OAuth in a few different applications, both for allowing users to sign in to websites using their Twitter login, and for interacting with the Twitter API to perform various actions on behalf of the user.

If we have activity around 10:00am to 10:20am UTC then we get the error message “Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel.”.

We do also see this error infrequently at other times of the day, but it seems to happen reliably at 10.

We have seen this happen over a period of weeks, but specific dates this occured on are October 28th, 29th and 30th for the API and Nov 6th for the website login.

Doing a bit of research I’ve found posts covering the last year and a half where other people have encountered this issue, but none ever have a resolution/solution.

This dev is seeing the issue at 10:00am and 10:00pm: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=25794364

This post has two more devs seeing the issue: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/72cc78ef-8af8-437e-b528-a2d04ec9996d/the-request-was-aborted-could-not-create-ssltls-secure-channel

Here’s a post on this site, from 30 days ago, that was ignored: “Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel” every 12 hours


Hi, have you had any success in resolving this problem? I’ve tried to only use TLS (not SSLv3.0), regenerated access tokens, created entirely new twitter applications with new access tokens. I still get this error every day around 10 and 22 UTC. Using LinqToTwitter


Hi Joel, unfortunately not.

We’re still seeing this on a regular basis.
The last instance I can see in our logs is from Tuesday (19/1/16).