I have just upgraded to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and am attempting to use Facetime and iMessage. Upon entering my Apple ID into the respective applications and attempting to sign in, I receive the following error message:
The server encountered an error processing registration. Please try again later.
Whilst I assume that
imagent proceeded beyond the authentication stage (as providing incorrect credentials results in a different error message), I am unable to ascertain exactly what went wrong. I cannot find any log file (nor any option to enable logging) that shines light on the subject. Is it possible to audit
I have found various suggestions, some of which appear to have worked for others:
- Force quit the
/etc/hoststo default state;
- Fix permissions and/or delete
- Delete certain Apple-issued certificates from the user's login keychain;
- Use Google's public DNS resolvers;
- Disable all firewalls and packet filters;
- Delete the contents of
- Reset NVRAM/PRAM;
I have tried all of the above, with no improvement.
I have tried using two different Apple IDs: one a simple MobileMe account (ending
@me.com) that has been transferred to iCloud; the other an old .Mac address (ending
@mac.com) with which additional non-Apple email addresses have been associated and verified. The computer is connected to iCloud with the former account; and I have previously used the latter account successully with Facetime on the same computer (when running Lion) and with iMessage on my iPhone and iPad.
I am at a loss to understand how I should proceed. Whilst I would be grateful for any suggestion that fixes the problem, I would be far more grateful for a canoncial answer that describes how
imagent issues can be debugged in the future: e.g. how to enable logging or similar.