I am trying to install an extension (I have tried more than 1 and also checked version compatibility) but I keep getting this error:

Failed to connect to magento-community port 443: Connection refused

An example extension key that this occurs on is:


  • are you using PHP 5.6? We had issues in the default ciphers there and our new servers for Connect. Mar 12, 2015 at 16:24

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It looks like you copied the extension key for Magento Connect version 1.0 which is applicable for Magento CE and earlier. Unfortunately you did not include which Magento version you are using. However, if it is CE 1.5 or later, try the extension key for Magento Connect version 2.0 – possibly in combination with the suggestion by Piotr.


Just download the extensions manually, check over the code and unpack yourself:


  • This answer is wild-goose-chase free. You want the extension, just download it. Mar 12, 2015 at 17:27

While we did a workaround to address that, can you try to apply the patch https://gist.github.com/piotrekkaminski/9cf894ae14af660bcc96

or https://gist.github.com/piotrekkaminski/6bd1cd03f6d8f180af90

(depending on version) and see if it helps?

We've seen this problem on PHP 5.6 only earlier.

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