When I try to search for a map with the Plug In QMS (QuickMapServices) I get this answer.

Error of processing! SSLError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host=qms.nextgis.com,port=443):Max entries exceeded with url: /api/v1/geoservices?search=google(Caused by SSL Error(SSLError(1, A failure in the SSL library occurred (_ssl.c:1129))))

I already reinstalled the plugin and also installed the new QGIS version.

Any ideas?


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such errors are typically related to connectivity issues on a particular machine:

  • problems with SSL certificates (misconfiguration via environment parameters, outdated/invalid certificates etc.)
  • incorrect/problematic/unset proxy, firewall, VPN settings
  • provider issues or blocking of particular IPs
  • overly protective antiviruses

Few things to check:

  • qms.nextgis.com opens fine in the regular browser on the same machine
  • proxy, if present on company network is correctly set in QGIS settings
  • try connecting the same machine via different provider (cellphone?) and see if the problem persists
  • VPN, if you have any, try to turn it off

Generally, these are not QMS issues and typically should by dealt with by your company admins.


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    Thanks for those tips! For anyone with company computers employing ZScaler it seems to block these API requests.
    – 15Step
    Commented Jan 11, 2023 at 13:23

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