Just bought upfront but cannot get base theme to connect

I just bought upfront, installed it in a new WP 4.1.1 local installation on my OSX 10.10 machine using "Server" for OSX. This is my error:

Your server had a problem connecting to WPMU DEV: "SSL: CA certificate set, but certificate verification is disabled" Please try again.
If this problem continues, please contact your host with this error message and ask:
"Is php on my server properly configured to be able to contact https://premium.wpmudev.org/wdp-un.php with a GET HTTP request via fsockopen or CURL?"

Curl is installed, and I tried adding the following based on support forum searches:

CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER=FALSE

in /etc/php.ini and restarting the apache stuff.

No luck. Any suggestions.

Thanks
-Steve