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  1. #1
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    How to avoid https prompt

    When you visit a https site, is there a void you can avoid the https prompt? In other word, you can directly see the login page without having to click on yes button on the https prompt.

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    If you are talking about the accepting the certificate, you can either purcahse a certificate from a CA that is recognized in your browser, or add it to your browser's trusted list yourself.

    What browser?
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    it is a certificate from CA. But, if you use windows xp, there is no prompt. If you use windows 98, there is https prompt. So, my clients who use windows 98 feel it disturbing.

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    Well it has been a long time since I've used windows 98 (don't even have access to a machine at this time) but one option may be upgrading internet explorer (not sure but this could get rid of the prompt).

    I know that is most likely not the answer you are going for, but I am out of ideas =/
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    Tell your Clients to "accept" the certificate next time they see it.

    Could also be you've got a Chained SSL and it is not installed properly and/or the Cert is for 'domain.com' but the https URL used is 'www.domain.com' which makes a big difference.
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    There have been a lot of new CA's created since Windows 98 shipped with it's root certificates list. Your customers may be able to update it from Windows Update, but I think Win98 is deprecated now and MS no longer provides any such updates. You have three other options
    1) Use a non-IE browser that will have it's own root certificates file
    2) Buy a new certificate from a well-established CA, such as Thawte or Verisign
    3) Tell them to click yes

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    You can tell your clients to install the certificate in their internet explorer, then it will be trusted from then on.

  8. #8
    Originally posted by error404
    There have been a lot of new CA's created since Windows 98 shipped with it's root certificates list. Your customers may be able to update it from Windows Update, but I think Win98 is deprecated now and MS no longer provides any such updates. You have three other options
    1) Use a non-IE browser that will have it's own root certificates file
    2) Buy a new certificate from a well-established CA, such as Thawte or Verisign
    3) Tell them to click yes
    You should be able to get updates for WIN98. I use WIN98SE adn never have a problem with SSL and still get windows updates.

    I suggest they do a windows update and make sure they have the latest version of IE.

    Otherwise, explain to them why just clicking YES is OK and make them do it.

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