Microsoft Cloud Storage Service Suffers Major Global Outage

It seems like the issue was caused by an expired security certificate

Microsoft is betting big on its Azure service, so it’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular public cloud storage services on the Internet right now.

Some users, on the other hand, may think otherwise, especially after the service suffered a major global outage on Friday due to what seems to be an expired SSL certificate.

The company confirmed the issue in a blog post, adding that it was working to fix it as soon as possible.

“Storage is currently experiencing a worldwide outage impacting HTTPS operations (SSL traffic) due to an expired certificate. HTTP traffic is not impacted. We are validating the recovery options before implementing them. Further updates will be published to keep you apprised of the situation. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our customers,” the message read.

Everything’s back to normal right now and Microsoft has promised to continue investigations on the issue in order to prevent similar downtimes in the future.

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