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After upgrading to Mountain Lion I have noticed this message being flooded into my system console:

AppleIDAuthAgent[179]: SERVER Removing certificate for Apple ID "...@???.??" dsID="XXXXX" because it has expired or been revoked. (renewCertificateForAccount()/AppleIDAuthd.cpp #143) accountCheckDispatch

Anyone know how to fix this?

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This seems to result from deprecated MobileMe and iDisk preference files laying around. This post at the Apple discussion forum may help you delete the relevant files:


Don't forget to close relevant applications (like Mail or Messages) before the deletion; it also might be a good idea to at least log out and in again afterwards.

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Try to remove and add again the apple ID attached to your user account (System Preferences > Users & Groups).

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