when file is downloaded error prompt "certificate is not trusted" occurs RRS feed

  • Question

  • OS Version:  Windows 7 Enterprise x 86

    IE Version:  IE 11

    When a file is being downloaded from an internal website, an error prompt occurs, "certificate is not trusted".

    However, it occurs, file can be downloaded properly.

    If it can be controlled by Group Policy, please advise

    Best solution: an error prompt can be suppressed

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:15 AM


All replies

  • Since you asked if "Group Policy" can control certificates, I'll assume you are in an AD domain.  If this is the case, you can install an AD enterprise certificate authority (CA) and then distribute certificates via something called "auto-enrollment", for you this would mean all domain computers would apply for and receive certificates automatically from the AD CA with no user intervention.  All certificates distributed in this way within an AD domain are automatically trusted by all client computers and thus no message prompts will occur when web browsers connect to web servers over HTTPS.  You would control client certificate enrollment via Group Policy:

    Configure Certificate Autoenrollment


    Best Regards, Todd Heron | Active Directory Consultant

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:57 AM
  • Hi maitai007,

    In addition, please refer to the link below about how to manage trusted root certificates for a local computer and domain.

    Hope it will be helpful to you

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    Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:54 AM