File_get_contents(): SSL Operation Failed With Code 1, Failed To Enable Crypto

This error typically occurs when the SSL certificate verification fails due to a missing or outdated certificate bundle on the server. To resolve this issue, you can do the following:

  1. Update the SSL certificate bundle: Download an updated version of the certificate bundle file (e.g., cacert.pem) from the cURL website or from your system administrator. Make sure it includes the latest root certificates.

  2. Specify the certificate bundle path: Use the stream_context_create function to create a context with the cafile option pointing to the certificate bundle file. Pass this context as the optional third parameter to file_get_contents. For example:

$context = stream_context_create(array(
    'ssl' => array(
        'cafile' => '/path/to/cacert.pem',
$file = file_get_contents('', false, $context);

Replace /path/to/cacert.pem with the actual path to the certificate bundle file on your server.

  1. Disable SSL verification (not recommended): If updating the certificate bundle is not possible or resolving the issue is time-sensitive, you can temporarily disable the SSL verification. However, this approach is not recommended for production environments as it leaves your communication vulnerable to attacks. To disable SSL verification, you can use the following code:
$options = array(
    'ssl' => array(
        'verify_peer' => false,
        'verify_peer_name' => false,
$file = file_get_contents('', false, stream_context_create($options));

Again, it is advisable to only use this solution temporarily and make it a priority to update the certificate bundle as soon as possible.

Note: If you don’t have the necessary permissions to modify the server’s SSL configuration, consult your system administrator or hosting provider for assistance.

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