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https webpage not opening unless its trusted in ie8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • i am working in a java desktop application(jar).what it basically does is it opens a webpage(https) in a webbrowser in this case ie8. But its unable to open the webpage(https) in internetexplorer unless i add the site in trust site zone of internetexplorer. I tried it on other browsers firefox and chome there is no problem,no tursting issues, the webpage is opened directly with ease.Why is it so in internetexplorer ? Why i have to trust the site in ie?

    Please help. Thanks in advance

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 9:39 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    There was a patch which was released in August and made compulsory in the October Auto Updates -  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2661254.

    It does not allow to open https sites with certificate length less than 1024 bits.

    If in case you have the access to upload new certificate, create a certificate with 1024 bits length and upload. You should be able to access the pages.

    Other workaround for all OS's (Generally not recommended). It will make the system vulnerable.

    Execute the following in command prompt with admin privileges.

    certutil -setreg chain\minRSAPubKeyBitLength  512


    Karen Hu
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    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:10 AM
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