I recently visited Seminole and took some pictures of my old haunts. This is a picture of my aunt’s hold house on Ridge Road. It was once dubbed the Mystery House on Ridge Road in an article in the St. Pete Times. It’s probably one of the oldest houses in the area. It’s on the corner of 83rd and Ridge if you wanted to drive by.
ApplePushService: +[APSCertificateStorage getClientIdentity]: Certificate not yet generated
Apparently the root problem has to do with the fact that my keychain was once on a different computer with a regular hard drive. That technical explanation aside, I managed to dig through other user responses for a fix. There is a hidden file in your Preferences folder called .GlobalPreferences.plist — note the name begins with a period to make it invisible. I’m not sure what it does. There is a corresponding visible file called GlobalPreferences.plist. When I looked there were 6 more temporary files in that directory with names the begin with .GlobalPreferences.plist. followed by additional random characters. I’m going to assume that it is safe to delete the temporary files. I am more cautious with the main invisible file and I’m not touching the visible file.
Here’s the procedure.
Open Terminal.app and go to your Library/Preferences folder
$ cd Library/Preferences
List any GlobalPreferences files (note the leading . and the trailing .*)
$ ls .GlobalPreferences.plist.*
Assuming you have some listed, let’s deleted them. They appear to be garbage.
$ rm .GlobalPreferences.plist.*
This leaves the main hidden file. Let’s move that our of the way rather than delete it.
$ mv .GlobalPreferences.plist GlobalPreferences.plist.bak
Now you should be able to start FaceTime normally.
You can restore the main hidden file since we do not know what it does.
$ mv GlobalPreferences.plist.bak .GlobalPreferences.plist