google-chrome - mac - net::err_cert_common_name_invalid

Google Chrome localhost | NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID (2)

After playing around, I came up with one kind of a solution.

First, lets talk about the problem: the cause of this error is that both of us used a .dev domain for our local development. If you go here you will find out that root .dev domain is owned by Google and applying HSTS in Chrome they enforce https-redirect for this domain. Since we use .dev domains, we get redirected to https version and at the same time we don't have any actual certificates installed. So, we see this annoying error. If you go to chrome://net-internals/#hsts you can check your .dev domain and you will actually find out that

static_sts_domain: dev
static_upgrade_mode: FORCE_HTTPS
static_sts_include_subdomains: true

which confirms that HSTS is enforced on *.dev indeed. The policy type is static and, as I understand, it's kind of hard-coded to https-redirect .dev domains.

So, there are at least 2 ways - get and set up an actual certificate somehow or just use another (not .dev) root domain in httpd-vhosts.conf for your local development (also don't forget to update /etc/hosts and launch apache again). I went another root domain route and it solved this issue.

All of a sudden I seem to have an issue with Google Chrome using localhost.

I'm trying to access any of my development sites (using Ampps) and I get the following error:-

Your connection is not private Attackers might be trying to steal your information from (for example, passwords, messages or credit cards). Learn more NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID

When I visit any of the dev sites it is redirecting from to automatically. I'm not having any issue in Safari or Firefox so I don't understand what is going on.

I've tried re-installing Google Chrome, resetting it to the factory default settings...

I think it could be an issue with Keychain Access --> Certificates but wouldn't that mean it wouldn't work in Firefox and Safari if that was the case?

I've spent a while trying to find a solution but so far nothing has worked so I would appreciate some suggestions on how I can fix this. I can't even proceed passed this warning as I don't get the proceed link (insecure) as shown below:-