Thursday, October 3, 2013

Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely? Mixed Content in Internet Explorer

Viewing data in SharePoint that is pulled from external non HTTP(S) sources may prompt a security warning on the page containing the data.

What is Mixed Content in Internet Explorer?

If you open a secure web page inside Internet Explorer 8 (one that begins with https  like the Gmail web site or even, you might see a security warning dialog that says – “This webpage contains content that will not be delivered using a secure HTTPS connection, which could compromise the security of the entire webpage.”
This is annoying because IE won’t remember your choice and the warning message will appear every time you visit that page or web site. It basically means that the secure (https) web page that you are trying to open contains images and other elements that are hosted on a non-https location. They call it mixed content.

Disable “Mixed Content” Warnings in IE

In order to suppress this prompt you can can make the following Internet Explorer browser Security changes.

Click the Internet Explorer Tools menu > Internet Options Internet Custom Level… > Miscellaneous > Display mixed content.  Set this to Enabled…

If you are still receiving the prompt, ensure you have made the same changes to the other Internet Zones (i.e. Trusted sites and Local intranet).

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