1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 3, 2013 9:36 PM by sjpt

    Activation Server error code E_ACT_CERTIFICATION_SYNTAX

    DaveO84

      I am getting the above alert when I attempt to Authorize my Nook reader divise.  Can someone help me get past this block?  My account is brand new, the only other device on the account would be my laptop computer. 

        • 1. Re: Activation Server error code E_ACT_CERTIFICATION_SYNTAX
          sjpt Level 4

          Just checking ... I guess you have authorized ADE (digital editions) itself on the compter and are now trying to use Authorize Device to copy the authorization to the Nook?

           

          Two fairly general suggestions that often help in cases like this (but alas I can't be sure of either of them for exactly your issue)

           

          1) ~~~~~

          Sometimes ADE gets its registration/activation confused and in a semi-authorized state.

          Uninstalling and reinstalling does not help.

          Unfortunately, it often then gives misleading error messages about what is wrong.

          A common incorrect message informs you that the ID is already in use on another computer and cannot be reused.


          This can often be resolved by completely removing any authorization using ctrl-shift-D to the Library screen on ADE (cmd-shift-D if on Mac).

          Restart ADE, and then reauthorize with your (old) Adobe ID.


          In extreme cases on the mac, the following extra step has helped some people.  Navigate to /Users//Library/Application Support/Adobe/Digital Editions and drag the activation.dat file to the trash. If you are using 10.7, see Access hidden user library files | Mac OS 10.7 Lion. http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1265248?tstart=0


          2) ~~~~~~~~~

          There are lots of bugs in ADE2.0 (and 2.0.1).  Try replacing ADE2.0 with the older but more reliable v1.7.2.

          (You can have them both installed at once if you like.)

          Version 1.7.2, it is a little difficult to find, available on Adobe site for Windows and for Mac.

          http://helpx.adobe.com/digital-editions/kb/cant-install-digital-editions.html

          The forum software is sometimes corrupting the link above.  There shouldn't be a blank in 'editio ns.html'.  The following redirects to the same page: http://tinyurl.com/diged172


          Some people have found ADE trying to upgrade automatically. 

          It appears (not 100% sure) that if you install ADE2.0 as a new install (not as an upgrade) that your 1.7.2 will continue to run.

          Probably best to say no if 2.0.x installation asks if you want to migrate your library.