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Oculus Rift headsets have stopped working because of an expired certificate

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Oculus Rift users today found that their headsets were not working, and the problem appears to be a single expired certificate, as reported by Neowin. The certificate, which is part of the Oculus Runtime service, is being read as invalid, and the cause is likely a simple mistake like someone forgetting to push out a new file.

The file causing issues is called OculusAppFramework.dll and needs to be updated in order for the headsets and software to run as normal. The error message users are seeing as a result says, “Your Oculus software may be updating. Please wait a minute and try again. If the issue continues, contact Oculus support.”

Oculus Rift error message Image: Neowin

In a tweet, the company acknowledged it was aware of the issue and said it is working to correct the problem. For now, it can be temporarily fixed by setting your computer’s date to earlier than March 7th. The whole issue isn’t a massive deal and can probably be fixed quickly once Oculus issues a software update, but it is annoying if you’re trying to use your headset today.