SSL error - unable to access properties of object with YT Gem

I am new to rails and ruby. I am trying develop a rails 4 app with the YT gem to display and youtube videos. I see the following error when I access Title in rails App.

"A request to YouTube API caused an unexpected server error: {} You can retry the same request manually by running: curl -X GET -H "content-length: 0" -H "user-agent: Yt::Request (gzip)" """

I could manually access the details with the URL given.

I tried from rails console it shows the following error. url: ""

irb(main):006:0> video.title

Yt::Errors::ServerError: {"request_curl":"curl -X GET -H \"content-length: 0\" -
H \"user-agent: Yt::Request (gzip)\" \"
ippet\"","response_body":"#\u003cOpenSSL::SSL::SSLError: SSL_connect returned=1
errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed\u003e"}

I have updated the SSL certificates for windows. Using Rails v 4.1.8, ruby 2.1.8p440 (2015-12-16 revision 53160) [i386-mingw32]. FYI I am able to upload files AWS with out any issues not sure if that helps with SSL.

Hoping to come out of this frustration.


SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed

This may be a TLS vs SSL issue. Ruby may be attempting to connect with SSLv3. SSLv3 is insecure.

What happens when you run the above curl command with the --sslv3 option or when you execute the following code with and without the :TLSv1_2 set?

  con =, 443)
  con.use_ssl = true
  con.ssl_version = :TLSv1_2
  con.get path { |r| ... }

I had a quick look at the YT gems docs and I don't see a way to set any SSL options.

I had a similar issue and upgraded to Ruby 2.3.0 using rvm and it worked fine

rvm install 2.3.0

However, other people have mentioned that they have a workaround by updating their cert file. From dblommesteijn:

System wide solution would be this (for Yosemite and Ruby 2.2.1):

Downloading this, and saving it replacing /usr/local/etc/openssl/cert.pem. 
Add export SSL_CERT_FILE=/usr/local/etc/openssl/cert.pem to your .bash_profile. 
All net::http will pickup on ENV['SSL_CERT_FILE'].

RVM and ruby seems to have an outdated CA cert.

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