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Bypass the "Continue to this website (not recommended)" message

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Created by Charmaine.Picart, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Overview

This article discusses how to bypass the following warning message when trying to connect to a secured web site by using Windows Internet Explorer:

There is a problem with this website's security certificate. The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority.

Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept data you send to the server.
We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this Web site.

Environment

All Orion product using Web Console

Steps

As a workaround, install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS) self-signed certificate on the client computer. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. In Windows Internet Explorer, click Continue to this website (not recommended).
    A red Address Bar and a certificate warning will appear.
  2. Click the Certificate Error button to open the information window.
  3. Click View Certificates, and then click Install Certificate.
  4. On the warning message that appears, click Yes to install the certificate.

Notes:

  • In Windows Vista, the same issue occurs with self-signed certificates. However, the option to install certificates is not available unless you run Windows Internet Explorer with administrator rights. To do this, right-click the Internet Explorer icon, and then select Run as Administrator.
  • When the client computer connects to a Web server that is running Windows Server 2003, the client computer reuses the certification authority certificate. The client computer does not use another certificate that is signed by the certification authority.

 

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