Opening an excel sheet (.xlsm) from a HTTPS site in IE is asking for a windows security select a certificate prompt RRS feed

  • Question

  •  I have an issue with Excel and IE.  When I am trying to open a .xlsm file from a https website by clicking on File>Open With, it pops up a windows asking me to "Choose a digital certificate" with certs listed by the name : and Issuer: Communications Server . I have to click on ok several times still it does not open the file. The site is using HTTPS. The strange thing is that I can open the file if I use FireFox.

    Any help would be appreciated.....

    Please help !!

    Saturday, November 26, 2016 4:56 PM

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  • Hi nan_09,

    does your company have a Help Desk or IT professionals to assist you? In the first instance you should seek their assistance, as they can 'look over your shoulder' to understand better the question you are asking.

    They may also use centrally administered scripts that we are unaware of to reset your computer to its default settings that are required for computers using their networks.

    based on the information in your question, you could try

    Tools>Internet Options>Advanced tab, uncheck "Do not save encrypted pages to disk"


    on the Advanced tab of Internet Options, click "Restore Advanced Settings"

    I would highly recommend that you seek help from a company employee/IT Pro in the first instance.


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    Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:54 PM