The "https://repo.magento.com/packages.json" file could not be downloaded: SSL: Connection reset by peer screencapture of error

How can I fix this? I already updated my credentials. This is my ~/.composer/auth.json file

    "http-basic": {
        "repo.magento.com": {
            "username": "public_key_from_magento_0123456789",
            "password": "private_key_from_magento_012345678"
        "company-i-work-for.git.beanstalkapp.com": {
            "username": "my_username",
            "password": "0123456789"
    "github-oauth": {
        "github.com": "863a989b657e232c7a790ad0123456789"

I see you're on a Mac. The issue could be the fact that your openssl package either doesn't support or doesn't default to TLS 1.1+. I'm not certain but that looks like the error you would get. See if this helps explain it but it's up to you to find an update in your software repo or get openssl from another repo.

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  • Also, upgraded to MAMP 4.0.4 issue is now fixed. – camdixon Oct 11 '16 at 23:19

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